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Air Force Demos MQ-9 Takeoff, Landing System Readiness

Air Force MQ-9 Reaper

The U.S. Air Force's 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron has proven the readiness of an automatic takeoff and landing system for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft during a two-day flight test from Creech AF Base in Nevada to two separate destinations. The drone took off and landed by itself during trips to Cannon and Holloman bases in New Mexico. 

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Air Force to Move Forward With MQ-9 UAV Fleet Modernization

MQ-9 Reaper

The U.S. Air Force intends to update its MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles with new technology that could support military efforts to address emerging threats from near-peer competition. USAF said Wednesday that it will award General Atomics' aeronautical systems business a delivery order to build a multidomain operation variant of the MQ-9 platform. 

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Gen. Charles Brown: Air Force’s New ISR Strategy Includes Reaper Drones

Charles Brown Jr.

Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said the service is now preparing to brief congressional members on a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy that includes the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone. “I will tell you right now, the MQ-9 is still a very popular platform with the Combatant Commanders,” he said.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes Commercial Drones to Replace Reapers

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the service branch is considering commercial drones and high-end unmanned aircraft as it looks to replace the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Marine Corps Seeks MUX Drone Funding for FY20

The U.S. Marine Corps is requesting $21.6 million to acquire MUX sea drones for fiscal year 2020, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Capt. Christopher Harrison, a spokesman for the service branch, noted that the funding will support technical concept maturation and experimentation efforts for the amphibious ship-launched drones ahead of an operational capability certification in FY26.

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