Tag Archives: MQ-9 Reaper

Raytheon Books $59M Air Force Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Logistics Support

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a one-year, $59.2M contract to Raytheon to provide logistics support services for sensors used on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft. Work under the cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract includes program management, supply and logistics support, service-representative support, inventory control point and warehousing, the Department of Defense said Friday. The McKinney, Texas-based company …

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA on Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft Tuesday from Grand Forks, N.D., to a U.K. air force station located in Gloucestershire, England. The company said Tuesday it used Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband L-band satellite communications system to manage the first trans-Atlantic flight of the medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. SkyGuardian will be …

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General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded a General Atomics affiliate a potential $39.6 million contract to provide additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to U.S. Marine Corps through the use of unmanned air systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will use its MQ-9 Reaper to assist USMC’s Task Force Southwest in surge support operations under the “undefinitized” …

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