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Ammunition boost for US Reapers

29th November 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


General Atomics has been awarded a contract with the US Air Force to integrate laser small diameter bombs onto the MQ-9 Reaper UAS.

The contract, announced on 28 November, is worth almost $17.5 million and will see the Guided Bomb Unit 39B/B (GBU-39B) integrated onto the air force’s MQ-9 Reaper using a universal armament interface on a dual carriage system.

The work, which will be carried out in Poway California, is scheduled to be completed by 27 November 2021.

The US Air Force is currently transitioning to its new Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper as the aircraft are increasingly deployed as part

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