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MQ-9 Drone Gets First Air-to-Air Kill in Training Exercise, Air Force Official Says

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09-22-2018, 09:55 PM
True Conservative
MQ-9 Drone Gets First Air-to-Air Kill in Training Exercise, Air Force Official Says
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- An MQ-9 Reaper drone has bagged its first air-to-air kill of another small, aerial vehicle in a controlled simulation, an official revealed to Military.com this week.

The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like the MQ-9 has the ability to conduct air-to-air combat, much like its manned fighter brethren such as an F-15 Eagle or F-22 Raptor, according to Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.


"Something that's unclassified but not well known, we recently in November … launched an air-to-air missile against a maneuvering target that scored a direct hit," Cheater said. Military.com sat down with Cheater here at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference outside Washington, D.C.


https://www.military.com/daily...e-official-says.html
09-23-2018, 05:11 PM
True Conservative
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