MQ-9 Reaper: The Most Feared U.S. Air Force Drone in Action

Manufacturer: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Service: USAF Armament: Combination of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, GBU-12 Paveway II and GBU-38 JDAM Propulsion: Honeywell TPE331-10GD turboprop engine Speed: 230 mph Range: 1,150 miles Crew: Two (pilot and sensor operator)
The MQ-9 Reaper is the primary offensive strike unmanned aerial vehicle for the U.S. Air Force. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons — it provides a unique capability to perform strike, coordination, and reconnaissance against high-value, fleeting, and time-sensitive targets.

Reapers can also perform the following missions and tasks: intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, combat search and rescue, precision strike, buddy-laser, convoy/raid overwatch, route clearance, target development, and terminal air guidance.

The Reaper is part of a remotely piloted aircraft system. A fully operational system consists of several sensor/weapon-equipped aircraft, ground control station, Predator Primary Satellite Link, and spare equipment along with operations and maintenance crews for deployed 24-hour missions.

The basic crew consists of a rated pilot to control the aircraft and command the mission, and enlisted aircrew member to operate sensors and weapons as well as a mission coordinator, when required. To meet combatant commanders’ requirements, the Reaper delivers tailored capabilities using mission kits containing various weapons and sensor payload combinations.

The MQ-9 baseline system carries the Multi-Spectral Targeting System, which has a robust suite of visual sensors for targeting. The MTS-B integrates an infrared sensor, color/monochrome daylight TV camera, image-intensified TV camera, laser designator, and laser illuminator. The full-motion video from each of the imaging sensors can be viewed as separate video streams or fused.

The unit also incorporates a laser range finder/designator, which precisely designates targets for employment of laser-guided munitions, such as the Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II. The Reaper is also equipped with a synthetic aperture radar to enable future GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions targeting. The MQ-9 can also employ four laser-guided missiles, Air-to-Ground Missile-114 Hellfire, which possess highly accurate, low-collateral damage, anti-armor and anti-personnel engagement capabilities.

Video by Staff Sgt. Erin Mills, Senior Airman Izabella Workman, Airman 1st Class Kristin Weathersby, Senior Airman Timothy Kirchner
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50 Comments

  1. Mohamed Loukriz on May 7, 2021 at 2:15 am

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  2. Котик on May 7, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Наши беспилотники сделаны по чертежам американского беспилотника?

  3. 김탁현 on May 7, 2021 at 2:17 am

    so scientifically

  4. Fong Da on May 7, 2021 at 2:21 am

    厲害👍 希望睇到 殺 邪惡中共 集團

  5. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:22 am

    که در مقابل اونهای که دارن نا امنی میکند در مقابل اونها است قرار بگرد تان افغانستان آرم بیشود متشکرم

  6. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:22 am

    از اینها خوب مواظبت کنید مال من است اوکی

  7. skyrexx7 on May 7, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Bloody hell they have a whole squadron of them 😳

  8. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:22 am

    باید بیبرید افغانستان

  9. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:23 am

    در جراید است من هواپیمای خودم را در افغانستان میبرم بله در خدمت اونجا باشد متشکرم

  10. DTDP on May 7, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Is very nice see the High Technology an get the ass do the roll mess on technology I remmember the 2001 I us wacht TV on day I is to do this on every morning I is to living in Dania Beach an a fill day later the cops get some terrorist in Hollywood Beach Florida I living the country in 2005 an the economy is slow down today I am here on farm country an guive some valuable for soccer an relegion e for me not work to much I have another education like mechanic thecnic I hope an day A get back an building my life on the country are like in US some times some ass like the goverment down here dont help an some way a lot entrece in some thins Is a very simple an poor country corrupt an another thing a fuck today I do some work in desing to try one day get back on US but for documention problem Iam wait over here see Iff some people for US give a some opportunit our entrese on my desing am wait… times go on an I see the another day maybe a meteorit hit the earth our clima change Iam wait see what happen time go on…

  11. Tim Murphy on May 7, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Outfuckingstanding!

  12. Tamango Namoco on May 7, 2021 at 2:29 am

    There’s a dark side in this program.

  13. AugustCar on May 7, 2021 at 2:30 am

    BOOMB BOOMB BOOMB DEATH DEATH DEATH NO GUT

  14. Brainas Meskauskas on May 7, 2021 at 2:31 am

    can i use youre video for my school project

  15. rosiller antonio on May 7, 2021 at 2:32 am

    hopefully this is what the philippines will take in the u.s. MQ-9 hunter killer drone the philippines need it in the west philippines sea.

  16. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:32 am

    من که یک فامیل بودم فقد من تنها خودم ماندم با یک خواهرم همه
    دست این بیشرف طالبان
    از دست دادم خواندوم خودم باید الان وقت رسیده است که باید انتقام برادرم را بگرم از اونها
    با استفاده از این هواپیما های بدون سرنشین
    در هرجایی باشد باید از بین برین

  17. Earnest Young on May 7, 2021 at 2:34 am

    And we have to go to war with anybody and this generation yo I’m not giving them back they country we going to rule that s*** and we’re going to put our own Congress around this s*** they won’t play and we win they s*** belongs to us they politics everything

  18. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:35 am

    از این هواپیما خودم باید در مقابل اون بیشرف طالبان و اون های که برادرم را شهید کردن استفاده میکنم باید همه اونها از بین بره بیشود از افغانستان
    چرا که من وقت به یاد برادرم میفتم دلم خون میشود

  19. Khalid Mehmood Chishti Sialvi on May 7, 2021 at 2:37 am

    وقت کی ضرورت ھے کے پاکستان کو ایسے ڑرون بنانے چاھیں جو سب کے باپ ھوں۔
    اور دُنیا کے بہترین چامنگ سسٹمز۔۔

  20. Hon Shing Lai on May 7, 2021 at 2:37 am

    How most feared, killing human beings weapon, disgrace to all Yankees!

  21. Earnest Young on May 7, 2021 at 2:43 am

    That’s what it’s about when it come down to war you don’t bomb them you locate where they got their weapons and you destroyed a weapons and then they weekly 🤣🤣🤣🗝️🇺🇸🖤🖤🖤🗽✋

  22. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:43 am

    بیبرد بگرام

  23. ali gholian on May 7, 2021 at 2:44 am

    that’s ok, don’t forget if you want to be health, so use mask and do not approach the waters of Iran.

  24. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:44 am

    باید دست بچه‌ای افغانستان باشد کنترول بله

  25. Paul Hetherington on May 7, 2021 at 2:46 am

    MQ–> Japanese: moved alot of, Japanese paratroops!

  26. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:47 am

    باید به افغانستان برگردد مال من است باید بره افغانستان تمام

  27. Nightwing. on May 7, 2021 at 2:48 am

    How much does one MQ-9 Reaper cost with everthing?

  28. AMERICAN PATRIOT NEWS on May 7, 2021 at 2:49 am

    *Last video: **https://bit.ly/3n5i0ce*

  29. Wei Shen on May 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    The one from COD¿ UAV is online I repeat UAV is ol lol.

  30. Srdan Macola on May 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Amerika global terorist

  31. Imteyaz Malpekar on May 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    They should show every thing to the world, their achievements and their failures also,

  32. Jaime on May 7, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful Drone. Like

  33. Андрей Шкаранда on May 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Хорошая работа ребята! Good job!🇺🇸👍

  34. Earnest Young on May 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Remember the best part of war is destroying the other person weapons instead of letting them use their weapons against you you destroyed a weapons 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤✋✋✋🗽🇺🇸🗝️🤣🤣🤣🤣

  35. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 2:54 am

    همه را از افغانستان تکان نمی دهید اوکی مال من است اوکی فقد مال من است که باید به نیروی هوایی افغانستان تحویل داده بیشود

  36. حسن علي on May 7, 2021 at 2:57 am

    هاي ام الكباب ربي يسترها

  37. Amir Ar. on May 7, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Send it to persian gulf, we know how to take it down and upgrade it 😃

  38. Nelson Jiminian on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 am

    God bless America. And prote

  39. xc wei on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 am

    和玩游戏差不多。

  40. Maria justine Joseph on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 am

    💐🍀🇺🇸💐🍀🇺🇸❤️🍀💐🇺🇸❤️🍀💐🇺🇸❤️🍀💐🇺🇸❤️💐🇺🇸❤️🍀💐🇺🇸❤️

  41. John Landis on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Unbelievable! A video with no music. Needs to be an option on Youtube where the viewer can turn off music if he so wishes. Take note Youtube.

  42. MAD MAX MAD on May 7, 2021 at 3:01 am

    wonderfull_now_we_can_kill_innocent_children_and_women_on_a_Wending…USA_YouARE_no.1..BlaBlaBla

  43. عراقي اصلي on May 7, 2021 at 3:05 am

    كباب المطار

  44. Eric Rusch Sr on May 7, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Sure am glad those things are on our side.

  45. Nafiza Eka on May 7, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Drone yg paten banget,… Keliatan dari body.nya..

  46. Ferdinand Pio on May 7, 2021 at 3:07 am

    These drones can make a lot of damage .

  47. Deborah N. on May 7, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Amazing… and IF you could see the REAL NEW WEAPONS, which you won’t since they are secret, they would BLOW your socks off.

  48. meygekon on May 7, 2021 at 3:10 am

    How much is that in amazon?

  49. Sayed Khan Hosseini on May 7, 2021 at 3:13 am

    من هواپیمای خودم را در افغانستان میبرم همه شانرا

  50. Giovanni Riz on May 7, 2021 at 3:13 am

    can u please destroy our corrupt politician’s home?

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