General Atomics to continue building MQ-9s as Air Force considers RPA's future

By Rachel Cohen  
November 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM
General Atomics this week received a $263.4 million contract to build more MQ-9 Reapers, the latest award issued as the Air Force eyes buying around 100 of the remotely piloted aircraft over the next five years. Building this group of Block 5 Reapers -- the most modern version -- will last through the end of November 2021, according to the Nov. 5 Defense Department contract announcement. Neither the Air Force nor General Atomics immediately responded to questions on the contract...

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