Pathfinder: The MQ-9 You Don’t Know [Sponsored]
To see what the future of warfare looks like, one should examine the MQ-9A Reaper, the longtime workhorse unmanned aerial system used daily by the U.S. military and its allies worldwide. While many view the MQ-9A strictly through the lens of an ISR/strike platform suitable for the counter-terrorism fight in a permissive or uncontested airspace environment, the reality is that this prized platform also represents the vision of future UAS, offering significant but still not-yet-fully exploited opportunity in today’s fight and tomorrow’s threat.
This Breaking Defense Pathfinder examines why the MQ-9 platform of choice is getting better, a system for the immediate and the future. With a host of upgrades and configurations poised to push the MQ-9A Reaper, a system that so many know and trust, into areas and missions not yet seen. And with the potential to save billions of dollars in mission costs and manpower.
Learn about how the Reaper bridges the present and future for UAS as it helps the USAF vision for an ISR/strike platform of the future.