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AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

General Atomics MQ-9

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typeAutonomous
Engine typeTurboprop
ApplicationAttack, Surveillance
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UAV with turboprop pusher. Also known as Predator B. Includes Altair, Avenger, Mariner, Reaper, SkyGuardian, Sea Guardian, Mojave and MQ-9B RPA variants.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 1998 / 2001 Long endurance UAV, used to be called Predator B until renaming in 2006.
General Atomics MQ-9B SeaGuardian 2018 / 2018 Maritime patrol variant.
General Atomics MQ-9B Protector 2018 / 2018 Armed variant of SkyGuardian.
General Atomics MQ-9B SkyGuardian 2018 / 2018 Weaponised variant, used to be called Certifiable Predator B.
General Atomics Mojave 2021 / 2021 Upgraded variant with STOL capability.

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