The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.97 billion. The Defense […]
The General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper — a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with millions of hours of operation under its belt — has had a ubiquitous presence over battlefields in the Middle East. But with the […]
In only a few years, China has been able to research, produce and refine its armed unmanned aerial vehicles. The White House’s recent decision to allow the sale of advanced weapons systems to the United […]
Although the US has offered to sell 30 Sea Guardian (unarmed naval variant, or UAV, of the Predator-B made by General Atomics) for over $4 billion, national security planners feel that due to the prohibitive […]
The operation to kill Soleimani is believed to have been overseen by the CIA. U.S. Air Force pilots fly MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force base in Nevada and some are seconded to the CIA in Langley, Virginia.
The MQ-1B Predator, MQ-1C Gray Eagle, and MQ-9 Reaper aka Predator B are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) manufactured by General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI). Operated by controllers often sitting halfway around the world in dark trailers, the Predator is the platform that ushered in the new era of unmanned precision attacks. […]