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DSEI 2021: RAF reveals second Protector RG1 unit

The RAF has revealed that No 13 Squadron ‘The Stabbed Cats’ will be the second operational unit of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) Protector RG1 remotely piloted air system

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RAF prepares to receive the Protector RG1

Throughout August and September, a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B SkyGuardian has been performing demonstration operations from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, as part of the SkyGuardian to the UK 2021 programme

French Reaper launches GBU-12 for the first time in Niger

The French Air and Space Force announced on August 24 that it has for the first time launched a GBU-12 laser-guided munition from an MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 during an operational mission

Legion Pod-equipped Avenger autonomously follows target aircraft

A GA-ASI-owned Avenger RPAS equipped with Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod has recently demonstrated its ability to track and follow targets of interest autonomously during a test flight over California

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UK orders 13 more Protector RG1s

UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has confirmed that a £195m contract has been signed with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for a further 13 MQ-9B Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft for the RAF

UK agrees deal for 13 Protector RPAS

The UK has agreed a £195m deal for a further 13 Protector remotely piloted aircraft systems, with a total of 16 now ordered from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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Skyborg completes test flight aboard MQ-20 Avenger

The USAF's Skyborg artificial 'brain' flew inside a stealthy, jet-powered UAV for the first time in late June, during a test flight which advanced the drone control system's air-to-air capability, as we explain

GA-ASI completes first MQ-9A for the Netherlands

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has announced the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 UAV and associated ground control station for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

GA-ASI rolls out first MQ-9A Reaper for the RNLAF

During a ceremony at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems production facility in Poway, California, on July 7; the first MQ-9A Reaper UAV for the Royal Netherlands Air Force – serial M-001 – was formally unveiled

GA-ASI awarded additional contract for French MQ-9 programme

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a US$79.4m order to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract for France’s MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft programme