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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: Reaper’s Auto Takeoff & Landing Update Ready for Deployment

Chris Pehrson
Chris Pehrson

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to the MQ-9 Reaper is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Flightglobal reported Wednesday that Pehrson has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update in its five-year Reaper program plan for fiscal year 2017.

“[Auto takeoff and landing is] going to give you a 3, 000-feet runway capability, ” he told the publication.

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