Accession Number:

ADA614846

Title:

MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (MQ-9 Reaper)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE