Inside the Air Force - February 10, 2017

ACC studying MQ-9 service life to determine retirement time line

By Rachel Cohen  
February 9, 2017 at 4:49 PM
Air Force Air Combat Command is studying the MQ-9 Reaper's service life to shape its retirement time line, a spokeswoman said this week, but she declined to say whether the service may recapitalize the unmanned fleet as contractor General Atomics suggests. In an Feb. 7 email, an ACC spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force General Atomics' MQ-9 aircraft are now being tested to determine their service life, as the high-demand fleet runs missions around the clock. Testing is expected to...

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