Marines modifying newly bought Reapers to match Air Force training, operations

By Justin Katz / July 28, 2020 at 2:08 PM
The Marine Corps yesterday announced it plans to modify two MQ-9 Reapers with a Raytheon-produced situational awareness tool as a means to ensure operations are similar to the Air Force-procured drones being used to train its pilots. Congress authorized and appropriated funding for the Marine Corps to buy two Reapers, a remotely piloted drone designed for target acquisition and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, in last year's defense authorization and spending bills, despite the service requesting three. "In preparation for the...

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