MDA chief says MQ-9 missile-tracking sensor configuration needs more work

By Rachel Cohen / September 6, 2018 at 3:26 PM
The head of the Missile Defense Agency says more work is needed to mature the configuration of an updated missile-tracking sensor on General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper ahead of flight tests in 2020. If the effort succeeds, MDA will be able to accurately track missiles using one MQ-9 instead of two geographically separated aircraft, agency Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves wrote in a Sept. 5 statement sent by a spokeswoman. The MQ-9 initiative is one piece of the agency's work to...

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