General Atomics Flies MQ-9 Reaper UAV to Customer for First Time Written 14 April 2020


MQ-9 Reaper taxiing | U.S. Air Force photo; Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Airforce Technology reports that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) “has flown a new MQ-9 reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to a customer location for the first time at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico.” The “flight took off from GA-ASI’s Flight Operations Center in Palmdale, California and flew through the National Airspace System (NAS).” GA-ASI President David Alexander said, “GA-ASI continues to lead the charge towards enabling large unmanned aircraft to fly in the NAS. ... Our efforts, along with other partners, are gaining momentum and successfully flying the MQ-9 to our US Air Force (USAF) customer further demonstrates the safety and efficiency of RPA flight in the broader airspace.”
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