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  • Predator training base sees rising demand for services


    ​Predator squadron commanders at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, the air force's primary training base for what it prefers to call remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) crews, are aware that demand for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator pilots may wane in coming years.


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  • British Army praises performance of Watchkeeper during debut deployment


    ​A leading figure in the British Army’s unmanned air vehicles operations has praised the first deployment of the...


  • Italy describes desires for upgraded Reaper fleet


    ​The Italian air force has confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring the Rafael Reccelite reconnaissance pod and...


  • US Marines in market for Reaper-sized UAS


    The US Marine Corps, which has largely relied on small tactical and hand-launched unmanned air systems, announced...


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  • British Army praises performance of Watchkeeper during debut deployment

    News | 17 Nov 2014 18:23 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A leading figure in the British Army’s unmanned air vehicles operations has praised the first deployment of the force’s new Elbit Systems/Thales WK450 Watchkeeper system, during which it was involved in three-way UAV operations to offer cueing and intelligence to the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/British-Army-praises-performance-of-Watchkeeper-during-debut-deployment-406159/
  • Italy describes desires for upgraded Reaper fleet

    News | 17 Nov 2014 18:23 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Italian air force has confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring the Rafael Reccelite reconnaissance pod and has its sights sets on the Selex ES Seaspray 7500E radar to upgrade its fleet of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Italy-describes-desires-for-upgraded-Reaper-fleet-406165/
  • US Marines in market for Reaper-sized UAS

    News | 14 Nov 2014 17:25 | Dan Parsons

    The US Marine Corps, which has largely relied on small tactical and hand-launched unmanned air systems, announced recently it is in the market for a larger, long-endurance type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Marines-in-market-for-Reaper-sized-UAS-406099/
  • ​RAF Reaper performs first Hellfire strike in Iraq

    News | 11 Nov 2014 11:13 | Beth Stevenson

    The UK Royal Air Force has conducted the first air strike using one of its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, following the type's deployment in support of the anti-extremist mission last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Reaper-performs-first-Hellfire-strike-in-Iraq-405894/
  • RAF Reapers to double surveillance of Islamic State militants

    News | 07 Nov 2014 11:46 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force has confirmed that it is planning to double the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle capability that it is currently operating over Iraq against Islamic State (IS) militants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Reapers-to-double-surveillance-of-Islamic-State-militants-405738/
  • Predator training base sees rising demand for services

    News | 27 Oct 2014 19:50 | Dan Parsons

    ​Predator squadron commanders at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, the air force's primary training base for what it prefers to call remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) crews, are aware that demand for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator pilots may wane in coming years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Predator-training-base-sees-rising-demand-for-services-405302/