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DSEI 2021: Scale of UK’s proposed loyal wingman drone revealed

The proposed unmanned loyal wingman platform being developed for the UK’s Royal Air Force could be similar in size to the future manned Tempest fighter

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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

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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

UK’s first Protector RPAS takes flight

On September 25, the first Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) took to the skies for its maiden flight in the US

UK orders first three Protectors

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build its first three Protector RG1 unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) for the Royal Air Force.

RAF modifies pilot training for Reaper, Protector

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has unveiled a new, improved personnel training pathway for unmanned aerial system (UAS) pilots ahead of the arrival of its new Protector RG1 platform.

First production-representative MQ-9B rolled out

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has rolled out and flown the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned combat air system (UCAV).