USAF Wants To Give 100 MQ-9s To Other U.S. Operators

MQ-9 Reaper
Credit: USAF
The U.S. Air Force, having been previously blocked by Congress from retiring MQ-9 Reapers that are heavily used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), is trying a different approach in the fiscal 2023 budget request released March 28. The service is proposing to transfer 100 of its...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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