TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 âÂ Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development forÂ General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to theÂ MQ-9 ReaperÂ is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.
Flightglobal reported Wednesday that PehrsonÂ has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update in itsÂ five-yearÂ Reaper program plan for fiscal year 2017.
“[Auto takeoff and landing is]Â going to give you a 3, 000-feet runway capability, ” he told the publication.
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