Heavy attack drones MQ-9 Reaper may appear in Ukraine


Kyiv wants to acquire heavy reconnaissance and strike UAVs, which are equipped with the US Armed Forces. This is reported by the American edition of Forbes, citing its sources.


Informants told the publication that we are talking about modular drones MQ-9 Reaper (“Reaper”). Ukrainian representatives have already met and talked on this issue with persons from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, an American company (part of General Dynamics Corporation), which developed and produces these UAVs. Moreover, it was clarified that such negotiations could not take place without the knowledge and approval of the White House.

With the support of the US government, these UAVs can appear at the disposal of the Ukrainian military in a matter of days

– confirmed the publication of the representative of the company.

The publication believes that if the Armed Forces of Ukraine receive the MQ-9 Reaper, then this can “change the balance in the confrontation” with the RF Armed Forces. This is justified by the fact that these UAVs are much more efficient than the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 that Kyiv has.

The maximum speed of the American "Reaper" is 400 km / h, and cruising - 250 km / h. It can rise to a height of up to 15 km and stay in the air for 27 hours. The flight range is 1,9 thousand km, and the carrying capacity is 1,3 tons.

In the basic version, the UAV can carry 4 AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, and in the MQ-9A modification, 8 such ammunition (or 4 of these missiles and two Mark 82 laser-guided bombs (GBU-12 Paveway II), or bombs of various calibers Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) GBU-38 with GPS guidance). The cost of one tactical unit can range from $16,4 million to $30 million, depending on the configuration.
  • Photos Used: US Air Force
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 14 2022 20: 57
    +5
    The longer we fight, the more likely it will be. But now infa has appeared, the offensive has begun !!! And I hope this discourages any desire to further arm these Satanists.
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) April 14 2022 21: 09
    +4
    airfields, railway stations, bridges, roads - everything near the western border of Ukraine should be plowed up. as well as television centers, the general staff, glad
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 14 2022 21: 43
    -2
    They may appear ... Kyiv wants ... this can be closed.
    The foreign press allegorically explains to readers that the famous Bayraktars, about which the progressive public, shaking their forelocks, turned out to be fecal, and if they had an American prodigy, they would have already reached the Kremlin laughing Fairy tales about Bayraktars and Jewelins have become boring and are not popular, they will broadcast new noodles to the folded audience and drive them into the trenches with kicks. winked
  4. Stanislav Gapochka April 14 2022 23: 47
    -6
    Let them deliver! We need samples for our air defense training! laughing
    Let's check out their effectiveness! hi
    1. NNikolaich Offline NNikolaich
      NNikolaich (NNikolaich) April 15 2022 01: 42
      +3
      For training, there are enough helicopters flying into the territory of Russia. This is what needs to be dealt with first.
      So everything is not so simple, and air defense is not omnipotent. It is necessary to extinguish these deliveries at the very entrance to Ukraine.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 14 2022 23: 48
    -1
    They may appear, they may not appear...
    in any case, the speed and carrying capacity are like that of 2 maize, instead of one Turkish one.
    And the price is like that of a half-fighter, or 2x light assault Yaks.

    it only worked against bearded men.
  6. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) April 15 2022 10: 13
    +1
    So they will also go astray like the Bayraktars, and their price is fabulous. So it's all bullshit.
  7. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 16 2022 13: 53
    0
    Heavy attack drones MQ-9 Reaper may appear in Ukraine

    Anyone who understands military equipment understands!
  8. stitch Offline stitch
    stitch (Steven Seagal) April 16 2022 15: 15
    0
    We urgently need to increase the production of high-precision weapons. Mobilize all suitable factories and factories in 3 shifts. Buy electronics before the Chinese turn their backs. Create a Defense Council instead of the Federation Council, where people sit out their pensions. Young people should be entrusted with all this.
  9. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) April 16 2022 17: 19
    0
    The publication believes that if the Armed Forces of Ukraine receive the MQ-9 Reaper, then this can “change the balance in the confrontation” with the RF Armed Forces.

    Yes, that's complete nonsense. No one will let him fly quietly over Ukrainian territory for 27 hours. All these drones are visible on radar at a glance. And how to bring down the full arsenal of the Russian Aerospace Forces, from anti-aircraft guns to fighters ...
    1. Dust Offline Dust
      Dust (Sergei) April 16 2022 17: 25
      0
      If drones have Stealth (invisibility) technologies, they will be even more afraid to use them. So that these technologies do not fall into Russia. And so it turns out a slow-moving vehicle at a speed of 400 km per hour with ammunition. In general, all this is nonsense.