Australia Abandons MQ-9B Armed UAS Program

MQ-9B SkyGuardian
Credit: General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems
SINGAPORE—In an unexpected move, the Australian defense department announced April 1 it had scrapped its General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian program, known as Project Air 7003. Funds designated for the armed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) will instead be channeled into a...
Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

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