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JR Reid: General Atomics’ MQ-9 Reaper Demonstrates Electronic Sensing Capability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2021 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business updated the mission system of its MQ-9 Reaper in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force and L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), ExecutiveBiz reported April 23.

GA-ASI said April 22 the remotely piloted aircraft demonstrated its ability to collect intelligence data using an electronic support measure payload and a solid-state digital recorder in flights conducted by USAF’s 26th Weapons Squadron.

“The ability to operate and disseminate information gathered from the advanced sensors carried aboard the MQ-9 is foundational to its role in the great power competition environment,” said J.R. Reid, vice president for Department of Defense strategic development at GA-ASI.

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