MQ-Next Offers Path To Counter-Air Role For MQ-9 Replacement

A GA-ASI concept unveiled last year shows a notional UAS protecting a tanker from incoming enemy fighters.
Credit: GA-ASI
A family of next-generation unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) could be used to fly alongside vulnerable, large, manned aircraft and scan the sky to fight against an enemy’s long-range fighters within five to six years. The Next Gen Multi-Role UAS concept, also known as MQ-Next, proposes a wide range...
Steve Trimble

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

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