Posted on May 21, 2008 by yojoe
From the best technology-military blog Danger Room, comes the story of the Air Force’s desire to replace the Reaper with a new “hunter-killer” drone. MQ-9 Reaper first deployed to Iraq in the fall of 2007. It looks like the Air Force wants some of the $500 million budgeted for drone aircraft.
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Posted on March 10, 2008 by yojoe
The Carrier Air Wing (CVW) in the U.S. Navy currently consists of:
By the year 2025 the CVW will include a squadron of UAV, dubbed the Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS). The UCAS will replace the F/A-18s. This will extend the range and loitering ability of the CVW.
The U.S. Navy’s program to determine the airframe to replace the F/A-18 is the F/A-XX program. This program underscores both the Navy and Marine Corps’s intensified interest in the future of unmanned air systems. Continue reading
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Posted on March 3, 2008 by yojoe
Aviation Week is reporting that there is more than $500 million requested, in the FY2008 Global War on Terror supplemental budget request, for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Readers of Dreadnaught are aware of the increasing role of unmanned aircraft.
DoD Plan For Unmanned Vehicles Over The Next 25 Years
MQ-9 Reaper to Deploy to Iraq
Army Awards New Contract for Remote Weapon System to Kongsberg Continue reading
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Posted on July 17, 2007 by yojoe
Reaper to deploy to Iraq. The MQ-9 Reaper will arrive some time in the fall of 2007. Here are some of the characteristics of the Reaper:
Speed: 300 mph
Ceiling: 50,000 feet
Endurance: 14 hours of flight time when fully loaded
Armament: 14 Hellfire missiles – or 4 Hellfire missiles and (2) 500-pound JDAMS
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