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UK requests support for MQ-9 Reapers

9th April 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of follow-on support for the MQ-9 Reaper UAS programme, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 5 April.

Under a package worth $500 million, the UK has requested defence articles and services including contractor logistics support, manpower and base support, publication and technical documentation, depot and organisational level maintenance and equipment, minor modifications and upgrades, software support and other related elements of programme support. 

The requested package is required to maintain the operational readiness of the UK’s MQ-9 Reaper programme and enable the country to continue to operate its fleet of MQ-9 Reapers in support of coalition operations. 

If the sale goes ahead, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and MAG Aerospace will be the prime contractors.

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