MQ-9B SkyGuardian Military DRONE /- MQ-9A REAPER Donald Trump Military Drone strike UCAV Military

MQ-9B SkyGuardian Military DRONE /- MQ-9A REAPER Donald Trump Military Drone strike UCAV Military

MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV / MQ-9A REAPER UCAV Military Drones

The MQ-9B is being built from the ground up to meet global airworthiness standards.
Both hardware and software upgrades will be made, such as improved structural fatigue and damage tolerance and more robust flight control software, as well as enhancements allowing operations in adverse weather including icing conditions.
Additionally, the aircraft will be designed to survive bird and lightning strikes.

Wing Span: 79 ft 24m
Length: 38 ft 11.7m
Powerplant: Honeywell TPE331-10 Turboprop
Max Gross Takeoff Weight: 12,500 lb 5670 kg
Fuel Capacity: 6,000 lb 2721 kg
Payload Capacity: 4,800 lb 2177 kg across 9 hardpoints 8 wing, 1 centerline
800 lb internal 363 kg
4,000 lb external 1814 kg

Power: 45 kVA
Backup power: 2.2 kW – on board self contained unit
Max Altitude: 40,000 ft +
Max Endurance: 40 hr
Max Air Speed: 210 KTAS
Line-of-Sight: C-Band
Over-the-Horizon: X-, Ku-, or Ka-Band BLOS
Backup BLOS capable

Raytheon MTS-B EO/IR

GA-ASI Lynx Multi-mode Radar and/or 360° maritime
surveillance radar

Precision guided munitions

VHF/UHF certified radios

DO-178 and DO-254 design assurance for software and avionics

De-ice/Anti-ice system

Sense and Avoid
(TCAS/ADS-B/IFF – with provisions for Due Regard Radar)

STANAG 4671 compliant type certifiable design

40,000 hour design service life

All weather capable

Damage tolerant airframe

Lightning protection

Automatic takeoff and land

Fire protected engine bay

Other customer specific payloads:
Mission Kit: (Optional)
– Multimode Maritime Surface Search Radar
– Automatic Information System


MQ-9B is highly modular and is easily configured with a variety of payloads to meet mission requirements. The aircraft is capable of carrying multiple mission payloads and includes a state-of-the art Detect and Avoid (DAA) system including space, weight, and power provisions to enable the retrofitting of an airborne Due Regard Radar (DRR) for operation in non-cooperative airspace.


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