MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (MQ-9 Reaper)
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AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System MQ-9 Reaper is a multi-mission Hunter-Killer and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ISR system, which provides the combat commander with a persistent capability to find, fix, track, target, engage and assess Time Sensitive Targets. In the Hunter-Killer mission, the MQ-9 Reaper offers the commander a choice of weapons including the Hellfire Air-to-Ground Missile, Laser Guided Bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munitions. In the ISR role, the MQ-9 Reapers ability to fly for up to 14 hours at altitudes up to 25,000-30,000 feet while carrying up to 3,000 pounds on the wings make it the platform of choice for a number of ISR and strike missions. This ability to support a wide variety of operations results in a steady stream of requirements to develop new capabilities to support an expanding array of missions. As a result of the combat deployment of the developmental system, the MQ-9 Reaper is supported and maintained by Contractor Logistics Support CLS personnel and organic Air Force personnel.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies