General Atomics Explains Vision For Skyborg Combat Role

modified MQ-9
GA-ASI has conceived a modified MQ-9 to perform the role of base defense in Western Europe against Russian missile attacks.
Credit: General Atomics Concept
The sky over the 1.4-million-mi. 2 expanse of the South China Sea will be crossed with dozens of a new kind of hybrid-electric combat aircraft. With the ability to sip gas and refuel while in flight, these so-called Defenders will form a persistent air-to-air surveillance net for as long as a month...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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