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Re: RQ-1 / MQ-1B Predator / MQ-9 Reaper UAV
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 12:17:49 AM »
Greece to buy General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones | Air Recognition - 26 April 2019 16:28
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According to a report on ANT television station on Wednesday (24 April), the deal, estimated to be approximately 50 million euro, involves the purchase of three General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper UAVs “Predator B” and the construction of two ground control stations.
   

MQ-9 Reaper "Predator B" (Picture source: General Atomics)

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Re: RQ-1 / MQ-1B Predator / MQ-9 Reaper UAV
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2019, 11:15:49 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/92204/france-begins-process-of-arming-block-5-reapers

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France begins process of arming Block 5 Reapers
29 October 2019

The contract for the France MQ-9 Block 5 weaponisation and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) pod integration effort was awarded to GA-ASI by the US Department of Defense (DoD) acting on behalf of the French government.

According to the DoD, the work is valued at USD17.87 million and will run through to 30 November 2021.


France has begun the process of arming its Block 1 Reapers (pictured), and a contract has now been placed to do the same for the Block 5 vehicles to be delivered from 2020. Source: French Air Force


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Re: RQ-1 / MQ-1B Predator / MQ-9 Reaper UAV
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 03:32:15 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/94311/top-us-air-force-officer-sees-mq-9-reaper-uav-as-prime-candidate-for-armed-overwatch

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Top US Air Force officer sees MQ-9 Reaper UAV as prime candidate for armed overwatch
14 February 2020

A top US Air Force (USAF) officer believes the endurance of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could make it a top candidate for US Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM's) armed overwatch procurement.

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Armed overwatch will provide special operators deployable and sustainable manned aircraft systems fulfilling close air support (CAS); precision strike; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in austere and permissive environments. It will also fulfil armed reconnaissance, strike co-ordination and reconnaissance, and airborne forward air control.

USSOCOM declined to comment, and a request for comment to GA-ASI was not returned prior to publication.

Special operations expects to procure an estimated 75 aircraft with associated support as part of indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a base five-year ordering period and a two-year option.