MQ-9A Reaper

Poland agrees MQ-9A Reaper lease deal

As Poland continues to increase its defence spending in the face of the Ukraine War and the renewed Russian threat, the Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed an agreement with General Atomics to lease an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper RPA

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USMC orders eight MQ-9A Reaper ERs from GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) announced on July 17 that it had been awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract on May 27.

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USMC makes aviation adjustments under Force Design 2030

The US Marine Corps has released the annual update to its Force Design 2030 modernisation strategy, which included a number of adjustments to its aviation strategy based on research conducted over the last two-and-a-half years

RNLAF set to begin MQ-9A operations later this month

Having received its first three MQ-9A Block 5 RPAS and two mobile ground control stations from GA-ASI, the Royal Netherlands Air Force is now set to launch operations with the Reaper before the end of April

US Reaper air strike in Afghanistan kills two ISIS-K members

An air strike using a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle was carried out by the US military on August 28, targeting ISIS-K militants in Afghanistan

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USAF releases report into MQ-9A crash in Africa

A newly released USAF Abbreviated Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report has revealed the previously unreported loss of an MQ-9A Reaper RPAS in an unspecified location in the US Africa Command Area of Responsibility on June 24, 2020

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

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

US extends support for Spanish MQ-9A drones

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of follow-on contractor logistics support for MQ-9A Block 5 UAVs and related equipment for an estimated cost of $110m