US Air Force Demonstrates that Airmen Can Operate Same MQ-9 Sortie from Different Locations Written 24 September 2020


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

Military reports that “during a recent exercise at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, the Air Force tested whether airmen at multiple locations could coordinate to execute the same MQ-9 sortie.” The “result proved that numerous airmen can operate the drone during its mission, according to Lt. Col. Brian Davis, 29th Attack Squadron commander, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.” The “service used the same exercise to test whether it could use a slimmed-down profile of personnel, fuel and equipment to conduct full-scale MQ-9 operations, Davis said. That experiment was also successful.” Davis said in an interview Monday, “I can now take my capability and move it. ... At the same time, I can reach back to other locations around the world and continue to move my operation all within the same sortie.”
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