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US Navy fast-tracks development of Skytower II network pod for Reaper

The US Navy recently awarded an $8.4 million dollar contract to multiple vendors for the Marine Corps’ MQ-9 Reaper Airborne Network Extension...
Dutch F-35

Netherlands confirms buy of 6 more F-35 fighters, 4 Reapers

The Netherlands defense ministry has revealed plans to accelerate its purchase of an additional six F-35 fighter aircraft as well as four...
MQ-9 with STOL kit for aircraft carrier operations

GA-ASI introduces carrier take-off capability for MQ-9 UAS line

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) says it is working on developing a short takeoff and landing (STOL)-capable MQ-9B aircraft, which will...

Japan Coast Guard selects MQ-9B SeaGuardian for RPAS operations

The Japan Coast Guard has selected the GA-ASI-built MQ-9B SeaGuardian to begin Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations in October this year.

After French subs, Australia axes purchase of MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS

The Australian defense ministry has decided not to proceed with the purchase of MQ-9B SkyGuardian medium altitude long endurance (MALE) remotely piloted...
MQ-9 in Kuwait

Botched oil change led to $14.12M Reaper crash over Afghanistan in...

A rushed replacement of an oil line and associated clamps led to the crash of a US Air Force MQ-9A Reaper unmanned...
First Dutch MQ-9

GA-ASI hands over first MQ-9 Reaper to the Netherlands

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has taken delivery of its first MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system (UAS), following a series of acceptance...
Reaper crash

MQ-9 Reaper crashes at Holloman AFB during takeoff

A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft crashed during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in the morning hours of December...
MQ-9 Reaper

US kills al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in Reaper strike

The US military says it has killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in an air strike in northwest Syria.
US MQ-9 Protector RPAS

Pre-production Protector RPAS flies in UK skies for first time

A pre-production example of the Royal Air Force's new Protector remotely piloted aircraft has taken to the UK skies as part of...

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