Air Force outlines MQ-9 attrition projection, replacement idea

By Rachel Cohen / April 14, 2017 at 2:15 PM
The Air Force says its 350 MQ-9 Reapers are enough to fulfill its current program of record until follow-on capabilities are fielded and has a plan to use backup and reserve aircraft to refill the remotely piloted aircraft's inventory through 2025. Acting Air Force Secretary Lisa Disbrow sent an unclassified December 2016 report on General Atomics MQ-9 attrition, requested by congressional appropriators last year, to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees and defense...

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