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France Opts for U.S. Reapers

France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

Brimstones for Reapers?

The US Air Force is looking at equipping its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft with British-developed Brimstone missiles, to reduce collateral damage. The...

Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) on Remotely Piloted...

Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) are working together to equip GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's ADM-160A Miniature Air Launched...

MQ9 Reaper Enhances Capabilities with new ‘Block I Plus’ Configuration

MQ-9 Block 1-plus on its first flight on May 24, 2012
A new version of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper has been flying since May 2012. With the completion of development, testing, and expected Milestone C decision this fall, follow-on aircraft to the MQ-9 Block 1-plus configuration will be designated “MQ-9 Block 5.”

Poland Plans to Phase Out its Su-22M in Favor of Armed...

Poland is looking to replace its aging strike force, currently flying Su-22 with armed unmanned aerial vehicles. According to Waldemar Skrzypczak Poland’s Deputy Minister of Defense for military procurement, a future procurement of some 30 armed drone equipping three squadrons is being considered.

HardwareWall to Secure Predator and Reaper Ground Control Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has received the first delivery of the Boeing tactical cross-domain technology, also known as eXMeritus HardwareWall, designed to improve...

General Atomics Joins CAE to Offer Predator B UAS to Canada

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) specialist General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) announced yesterday a teaming agreement with one of Canada’s leading defense companies CAE, to offer the Predator B UAS to Canada. GA-ASI and CAE will jointly compete for this program, with GA-ASI serving as the prime contractor supporting a U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS) procurement.

First flight for the Turkish ANKA Unmanned Aircraft

Turkey's first indigenous Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle designated 'Anka' made its first test flight December 31, 2010. Anka is Turkey's first entry...

Pentagon Cuts to Fund New Unmanned Aircraft Developments for the Air...

As part of the Pentagon's wide scale budget cuts reducing military spending by over $100 billion over five years, the Air Force expects to...

U.S. Army set for Operational Testing of Ground, Foliage Penetrating Airborne...

Lockheed Martin is discussing potential operational deployment of foliage penetrating synthetic aperture radar (SAR) next year. The UHF-band Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (Tracer) has completed...

Reapers Gather in the Afghan Sky

Since September 2007 Sky Warrior and MQ-9 Reaper weaponized UAVs began flying combat sorties in support of coalition forces operations in Afghanistan. Currently, the USAF 42nd UAV attack...

MQ-9 Reaper Hunter/Killer UAV

Reaper, (also known as Predator B) an outgrowth of the combat proven Predator A UAS, became operational in 2007

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