General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

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More testing :- click on excerpt to read article

https://www.defenceonline.co.uk/2021/12 ... protector/

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Bit more on the above story here....

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/ra ... n-the-usa/

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Maybe we need to look at some of these while we're at it.

https://timesofsandiego.com/military/20 ... ator-line/

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I wonder if the Mojave could carry a radar big enough to replace the CROWSNEST on the UK's carriers? With its short take off and if the Carrier heads into the wind it may not need a catapult to launch and it may only need barrier rather then arrestor wires to land. Just thinking out of the box as if a modular radar could be fitted it would, without said radar be able to carry out a number of other missions.

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Lord Jim wrote: 28 Dec 2021, 20:56 I wonder if the Mojave could carry a radar big enough to replace the CROWSNEST on the UK's carriers? With its short take off and if the Carrier heads into the wind it may not need a catapult to launch and it may only need barrier rather then arrestor wires to land. Just thinking out of the box as if a modular radar could be fitted it would, without said radar be able to carry out a number of other missions.
The wingspan would limit its use from a carrier unless you could fold them.

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How complicated would it be to make the wings fold manually I wonder?

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