Dutch MQ-9A's to receive more capability's

Gepubliceerd op 27 maart 2024 om 21:07

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) collaborates with manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to make major upgrades to the growing fleet of MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

The Royal Netherlands Air Force announced in June 2023 that they want to double their number of MQ-9A Reapers from four to eight and are now making upgrades to their aircraft including maritime radars, a communications relay, fuel tanks for longer range, electronic support measures (ESM), and weapon systems.

The MQ-9A Block 5 has a payload of 1,746 kg, including 1,361 kg of external suspension points. 

The device offers long-term surveillance capabilities with full-motion video, Synthetic Aperture Radar/Moving Target Indicator/Maritime Radar and ESM.

The Block 5 variant is equipped with a fault tolerant flight control system and a triple redundant avionics system architecture.

The upgrades will take place gradually over the next three years.

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