LONDON — The U.K. Defense Ministry has secured funding to retain its fleet of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles after the end of operations in Afghanistan. The long-awaited decision—revealed in a report from the Parliamentary Defense Select Committee—moves the medium-altitude/long-endurance aircraft into the ministry’s core budget until a replacement system becomes available at the end of the decade. Earlier this month, the government confirmed at ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "U.K. Firms Up Reaper Future".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.