Latest "MQ-9-Reaper" stories
US, Russia ratchet up their rhetoric over downing of drone
The Kremlin said Moscow would try to recover the wreckage of the drone from the Black Sea.
Upgraded Greek air base serves growing interest for US drones
The location of the Larissa air base allows the U.S. military keep tabs on NATO's eastern and southern borders.
New legislation aims to give drone crews tax-free combat pay
Pilots and sensor operators in any branch of the armed forces, who work on any RPA fleet used in designated areas of conflict, would be eligible for tax-free income.
Pentagon budget will shake up ‘legacy’ systems. Lawmakers are shaking back.
Top Pentagon officials are asking Congress to let them use the upcoming budget to shed unneeded weapons in order to invest in forward-looking technologies now. It wasn't an easy conversation.
By Joe Gould
MQ-9 Reaper: The only option for SOCOM’s ‘armed overwatch’ role
The MQ-9 is tailor-made for SOCOM’s Armed Overwatch role, says the author of this commentary.
By Dr. Michael Vickers