The Week In Defense, Oct. 2-9, 2020

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
The 556h Test and Evaluation Sqdn. at Creech AFB, Nevada, flight tested an MQ-9 with eight Hellfire missiles for the first time.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Tests MQ-9 Equipped for “Persistent Attack” For the first time, the U.S. Air Force conducted a flight test of the MQ-9A Reaper carrying eight live AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, which doubles the capacity the unmanned aircraft was originally designed to hold. The 556th Test and Evaluation...

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