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...

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