MQ-9 Reaper UAV: The Most Feared USAF Drone in the World

MQ-9 Reaper UAV: The Most Feared USAF Drone in the World

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF). The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers. The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. In 2006, the then–Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General T. Michael Moseley said: “We’ve moved from using UAVs primarily in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance roles before Operation Iraqi Freedom, to a true hunter-killer role with the Reaper.”

The MQ-9 is a larger, heavier, and more capable aircraft than the earlier General Atomics MQ-1 Predator; it can be controlled by the same ground systems used to control MQ-1s. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower (712 kW) turboprop engine (compared to the Predator’s 115 hp (86 kW) piston engine). The greater power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1. The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment.

50 Comments

  1. Biduu Korona on September 9, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Hearing Biden just sent about 50 of these along with 200 Switchblade 300’s Fresh 150 Switchblade 600’s for a total of 400 drones to Ukraine. GAME CHANGER

  2. Christopher on September 9, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Why doesn’t it reach down and grab the bomb? Drop down the attachment on the bomb then use a machine to pull it up into place. Wouldn’t that arm it faster?

  3. Mrs Bones on September 9, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Muslims biggest nightmare ..

  4. Travis Scott on September 9, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Friendly UAV overhead, beginning sweep

  5. Zeke Castillo on September 9, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I never knew how brave are military was until this video. Letting a woman operate the lift takes enormous amounts of courage.

  6. Viúva do JJ on September 9, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Tá saindo da jaula o monstro 😔

  7. Dave Meeks on September 9, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Very nice presentation.

  8. popi on September 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Ceking mah dihareup lain ditukang..!

  9. Vitaliy Vyntu on September 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Hello from Ukraine

  10. faceves Hansen on September 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    It’s so amazing call of duty graphics have evolved to this!

  11. quickscopesheep on September 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Couldn’t have made it sound more terrifying. If I heard that an mq9 reaper is about to bomb us I would be pretty scared

  12. Robert Alcantar on September 9, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Eye in the sky (surveillance)

    Eye in the sky (surveillance) mobile and flying will be the size of a house fly, not a gadfly, not a full grown regular house fly, but the size of a baby house fly performing task in lieu of what is today the MQ-9 Reaper. It is an all weather drone, and can operate anywhere at any given time in broad daylight or pitch black in any particular planet.

    It is capable of 10k clarity. That is to say, when it is mobile high and flying, it can zoom in with 10k clarity that you can clearly see a speck of dust from up above the atmosphere.

  13. Shaun Shea on September 9, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    We need more of these at our U.S. and NATO allies bases.😊

  14. Hynre on September 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    These things terrify me

  15. Фонд SCP on September 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Yep Ein große für US Arme 👍

  16. Munja gaming on September 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Enemy UAV overhead

  17. مسلم حیدری on September 9, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    ایران همین پهبادو سال 2016اورد پایین سالم.سال 2018 گرانترین پهباد امریکارو درخلیج فارس زد 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😛

  18. Ri Sun Shin on September 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    That how I imagined the size of a jet to be.

  19. Home Home on September 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Tb2 Whatttt no way!!!
    Russia yeah tb2 hé got me
    Reaper o o ok you got me two🤭

  20. Dani great progress Lana on September 9, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I love it

  21. Francisco Carlos on September 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Enemy UAV overhead!

  22. The Usher on September 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Wonder how many the Taliban have now?

    Let’s go Brandon

  23. Parikshit Lahan on September 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Forget about firepower … just the front view is deadly .

  24. Diwitdhar Pati Tripathi on September 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Japanese invention

  25. Jorge J on September 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Most fear alright, mainly the fear from the tax payers. Drones are supposedly a cheaper way to military operations but manufacturers had grown to greed charging premium for no-loss of pilot life of Unmanned AV At $30 million a piece?

  26. Gianfromblaze on September 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    60% Call of duty Warzone Comments
    50% Call of duty Mobile Comments
    20% Normal comments

  27. andy smith on September 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Brilliant bit of kit .. Unfortunately their are some groups in the UK I.e the CND ☮. Most can bearly oporaite a Mobile phone seam to have a bee in their bonnet about drones 💁‍♂️. But for most of us we are fully behind the idea .. keep up the good work guys and girls thank you for you service

  28. hobamasucs on September 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Reapers and Predators should be given to Ukraine by the MULTIPLE DOZENS ….. JOEY , and Shove Your Silly Sanctions !

  29. Rafael Gapud on September 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

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  30. Jonathan Aman on September 9, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I’m scared of anything that I can’t see or hear, until it’s too late, especially if it can kill my innocent family. Way to go USAF, with every errant drone strike, you create anti-American sentiment and new terrorists.

  31. Antdaman 67 on September 9, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I am so happy for joining and being given the opportunity to become a sensor operator. I am looking forward to this journey I’m about to go on. I leave February 22nd 2022 for bootcamp.

  32. Angelo (AngeloQ) Quiambao on September 9, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I wish that could be used to hit Mr. Putin to end war and his terrorism.

  33. DemosKratos on September 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    "uav active" mw 2019 😀

  34. Ivy Mike on September 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Doesn’t the light blue color on attached devices signify ‘inert’? Yellow is HE?

  35. Achraf Karabila on September 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Radars can detect them easily

  36. hh on September 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    joking 😂

  37. Krea Tor on September 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Cool sequrity

  38. Billy Purdy on September 9, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I just love how creepy and morbid the idea of this thing is; a lifeless, soulless craft circling above just murdering at the behest of some guy thousands of miles away and his gang

  39. homeland11 on September 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    0:30 tuan tamvan wtf?

  40. Jeannine Kobylski on September 9, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Finally, the US will be sending Reaper drones to Ukraine! Earlier, they could have saved villagers who were victims of war crimes. I understand the US did not expect Russians to engage in genocide.

  41. Wesley Ivan Gallant on September 9, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Petroleum generator electric motor

  42. Milazim Isufi on September 9, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Ein große Respekt für US Arme ❤

  43. BlueSky on September 9, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    🤣are ALL these drone videos this BORING??? 🤣 OMG

  44. Diwitdhar Pati Tripathi on September 9, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    unmanned aerial attack UAV

  45. NeverthelessLoL on September 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    UAV online*

  46. High Eye Unmanned Aviation on September 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Impressive payload and range capabilities!

  47. Moihchemi Mohachemi on September 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    very interesting

  48. Kanna Kamui on September 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    "Friendly UAV inbound"

  49. Aleksandr Borisov-Karnilov on September 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Where is the Rockets ????

  50. owl on September 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    The real life version looks better compared to the codm version

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