MQ-9 Reaper Extended-Range Variant First Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-9 Reaper extended-range variant took to the skies for the first time on Feb. 12, company spokeswoman Kimberly Kasitz told the Daily Report. This configuration features two external fuel pods to increase the remotely piloted aircraft’s endurance. On February 5, the US Air Force awarded a contract worth up to $117.2 million for the […]

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