The U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command said it is studying how it would use air-to-air missiles carried by the MQ-9 Predator-B unmanned aerial vehicle. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., maker of the MQ-9, is in line to receive a contract from the service to move the UAV into the production stage and outfit it with a variety of weapons, including air-to-air types. The MQ-9 has a 3,000-pound carrying capacity, "so you have a lot of flexibility, but at each [wing] station ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "ACC studies how MQ-9 UAV might use air-to-air missiles".


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.