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. Oleg Novak on November 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Отличная техника

  2. Jacob Fulmore on November 18, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Yeah go ahead an show the enemy

  3. dần Phạm gia on November 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Xem 2/11/2020

  4. BORNEO HUNTING on November 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Nadai panyadie 🤦🏼‍♂️

  5. anh trantuananh on November 18, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    chuẩn luông

  6. 桐子九尾 on November 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    中国も似た兵器もってます!技術者の中に内通者がいますね!アメリカも技術の流出にもっと厳密にすることが重要ですね!大変ですね!

  7. ptit tigrou on November 18, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    realy shoot or exercise?

  8. Вячеслав Смирнов on November 18, 2020 at 9:04 pm

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  9. Gennady on November 18, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Ordinary people do their ordinary job.

  10. phouvan Vihaphat on November 18, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Soy Phouvan vihaphat el general nuevo san marin naci arriba de un elicoptero navy norteamericanos y cayo en Vietnam en1966

  11. Nievas on November 18, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Imagine never leaving your room but you managed to kill a dozen people that week

  12. BDOG JR on November 18, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Awesome《☆》Making deliveries to the proper locations🎱🤳😎☮🔊👍🏾⛾

  13. Alex Maer on November 18, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    The nightmare for bad guys

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  15. Thoan phạm trường on November 18, 2020 at 9:08 pm

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  16. AMERICAN PATRIOT NEWS on November 18, 2020 at 9:13 pm

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

  17. Anwar Denyar on November 18, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    In fact you people are tiro rests because you make anti human equipments and you use ten too

  18. Osei Bonsu on November 18, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    The greatest one 💪

  19. science and business on November 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Yemen , afghanistan and iraq kids babies women and innocent poeple who were killed by drone attack are very grateful for the american nation

  20. SpaXpert on November 18, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    There is nothing sexier than a woman in uniform handling live ordinance!

  21. Hamidkhan Abdullakhan on November 18, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    …most feared?…hahaha!…the Iranians brought one diwn and reverse engineered it…wow!

  22. Hoang anh Nguyen on November 18, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Qua vn tao lấy tầm vông chọc rớt cho xem

  23. Edcha on November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I am waiting to see a MQ-9 fly to Russia to show its teeth.

  24. Jorge Perez on November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Go usa

  25. Giuseppina Buonomo on November 18, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    P

  26. Đô Trần on November 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Quả dân chủ ghê thế 😥

  27. linuxny on November 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    The most feared US drone by third world country’s

  28. Nickolas The beast on November 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    friendly UAV overhead

  29. Simon Lawrence on November 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t understand.. Why show it.?

  30. SalMaN OraKzai on November 18, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    But now Turkish Chinese drones are far better than American and Israeli Drones

  31. Александр Перемот on November 18, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Какая чёткая и слаженная работа наземного обслуживающего персонала !!!

  32. Free Briccs on November 18, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    How much would one of these fuckers run you, assuming you had the plug to buy one? Lmao

  33. SmithN' Wesson on November 18, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    They need to make an HE anti-personel Hellfire instead of using an Anti Armour warhead. Doesn’t do enough damage to surrounding targets

  34. Antonio Da Luz on November 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Gostaria de ver o BRASIL Operado uns desses 20 já tá bom

  35. Tilek Oganov on November 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Хуямба

  36. T Thinker on November 18, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    It would seem if the enemy had an air defense system w/ radar and anti-aircraft capabilities this would be an easy target. It is fairly slow and not capable of extreme evasive maneuvers, so it seems it would be most useful where there would be no radar – and even better at night. I would imagine it would be able to stay aloft for a fair amount of time, so surveillance would be a good use.

  37. Enka Enka on November 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    radio active-industry once ground zero man…so hype brilliant Malaysian concept what kine i said Jakarta most Tiny’s state in the world..

  38. m3c43 on November 18, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    i foresee WW3 in the near future, because when we are so proud of a killing machine, we have lost our humanity.

  39. Susmitha Susmitha on November 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Afew7

  40. Sunil Nair on November 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    They are saints. Forgot sanskrit. 🤣

    Then they say. Babylonian scripts are sumerian. 🤣

    Psstt. I know exactly who you are. How’s that hatred of dark skin in you. Still. Good and kicking. Patriot. 🤣

    I love their hate. 🤣

  41. Юрий Хренвамкин on November 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Миг 41 это уже прошлое есть твердая уверенность ( инсайд ) что ведутся работы над универсальной платформой ( разведчик, истребитель-перехватчик , штурмовик-бомбардировщик ) 7 поколения на новых физических принципах с возможностью телепортации на 8-10 т.км сразу в тыл врага после атаки мгновенно может вернуться на базу вот тогда им кирдык будет а с нами бог !!!

  42. Гриша Чеснейший on November 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Взлетел и летит! А, где ракеты? Лапшу на уши вешают!

  43. Виктор Кочергин on November 18, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Классный бомбардировщик, главное экипаж не нужен.

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    Xin chao

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  47. Polosh Bango on November 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    N

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  49. Muhammad Mustafa on November 18, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    S400 entered the chat

  50. Oh well on November 18, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    As a Air Force Vet from the 60’s why are people aloud to be so over weight. Even into the 80;s we had a weight limit to meet and a physical test to pass every year or where put on the fat boy program. Not happening anymore ?

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