Industry sees Air Force weighing future threats as it considers potential MQ-9 follow-ons

By Briana Reilly / October 6, 2021 at 3:44 PM
Following two requests for information tied to a potential replacement for the MQ-9 Reaper, some in the defense industry say the Air Force is training an eye on future threats and prioritizing survivability as officials continue to weigh their options. With the service moving away from a direct follow-on to the MQ-9, which had been termed “MQ-Next,” the latest RFI released in the spring , combined with comments Air Force officials have made since about finding a future system that...

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