The MQ-9 REAPER drone, which is used by the United States Air Force, has a definite service plan that will use the platform for at least the next fifteen years, which will allow it to fight another day, or thousands of days.
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called PREDATOR B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems primarily for the United States Air Force.
The MQ-9 is a larger heavier and more capable aircraft than the earlier general atomics, MQ-1 Predator. The Reaper has a 950 shaft horsepower turboprop engine, the greater power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordinance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1.
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