U.S. Central Command boss said Sept. 17 that the white Toyota Corolla targeted by the strike belonged to an aid worker who did not pose a threat to the U.S.-led evacuation at nearby Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Senior Dutch defense officials were present for a ceremony held at General Atomics’ Reaper production line in Poway, California on July 7 for the unveiling of the Block 5-model aircraft, the first of four systems being acquired for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
The fiscal 2022 spending request forwarded to Congress on May 28 proposes fewer units of aircraft across all fleets, including fighters; mobility; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and rotorcraft.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and Spain’s Sener Aerospacial are developing an underwing pod that will enable European customers of the MQ-9 Reaper and SkyGuardian to fit sovereign sensors to the unmanned air system.
The U.S. Air Force is inviting industry to submit ideas to start replacing the MQ-9 unmanned aircraft system by 2030 with a next-generation, medium-altitude strike and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance UAS.