Daily News

Air Force report finds MQ-9B procurement more expensive, riskier than other options

Rachel Cohen   | August 08, 2018
A recent Air Force analysis found buying Block 5 MQ-9A Reapers is a smarter investment than procuring General Atomics' newer MQ-9B, which costs more and lacks worthwhile capabilities, a congressional source tells Inside Defense . The findings are the result of a review required by the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that told the Air Force to determine whether it should buy the MQ-9B or continue upgrading older Reapers to a more recent configuration. However, neither of those...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the Trump administration puts its stamp on defense policy, planning and procurement.

Log in to access this content.