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The US Increases the Number of Armed Drones

The US Increases the Number of Armed Drones May 18, 2017

General Atomics has been awarded a $400 million contract to provide MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the US Air Force, according to the US Department of Defence's press release on Tuesday. The MQ-9 Reaper is the primary offensive strike drone for the USAF. 

Reapers equipped with new GPS-maneuvered joint direct attack munition GBU-38 bombs become operational for the first time earlier this month. Already equipped with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, The Reaper gained new global positioning system capabilities with the addition of GBU-38.

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