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MQ-9 Reaper
Predator B

Wing Span66 ft (20m)Wing Span79 ft (24m)
Length36 ft (11m)38 ft (11.7m)
PowerplantHoneywell TPE331-10Honeywell TPE331-10 Turboprop
Max Gross Takeoff Weight10,500 lb (4763 kg)12,500 lb (5670 kg)
Fuel Capacity3,900 lb (1769 kg)6,000 lb (2721 kg)
Payload Capacity
  • 850 lb int. (386 kg)
  • 3,000 lb ext. (1361 kg)
  • 4,800 lb (2177 kg) across
  • 9 hardpoints (8 wing, 1 centerline)
  • 800 lb internal (363 kg)
  • 4,000 lb external (1814 kg)
  • Power11.0 kW/45.0 kVA (Block 5) (redundant)45 kVA
    Backup Power2.2 kW
    Max Altitude50,000 ft (15240m)>40,000 ft MSL
    Max Endurance27 hr40 hr
    Max Air Speed240 KTAS210 KTAS
  • Lynx Multi-mode Radar
  • Multi-mode maritime radar
  • Automated Identification System (AIS)
  • SIGINT/ESM system
  • Communications relay
  • Control/Data Links
  • X-, Ku-, or Ka-Band BLOS
  • Backup BLOS capable
  • Features
  • Triple-redundant flight control system
  • Redundant flight control surfaces
  • Remotely piloted or fully autonomous
  • MIL-STD-1760 stores management system
  • 7 external stations for carriage of payloads
  • C-Band line-of-sight data link control
  • Ku-Band Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS)/SATCOM data link control
  • Over 90% system operational availability
  • C-130 transportable (or self-deploys)
  • Raytheon MTS-B EO/IR
  • GA-ASI Lynx Multi-mode Radar
  • 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
  • Weather capable
  • Damage tolerant airframe
  • Lightning protection
  • Automatic takeoff and land
  • Fire protected engine bay

    Other customer specific payloads
  • SkyGuardian™ Weaponized Version:
  • Precision guided munitions

    SeaGuardian Mission Kit: (Optional)
  • Multimode Maritime Surface Search Radar
  • Automatic Information System
  • ArmamentCombination of AGM-114 HELLFIRE missiles, GBU-12 and GBU-38 JDAM
    Crew (remote)Two (pilot and sensor operator)
    System Cost$69.1 million (includes four aircraft with sensors) (fiscal 2006 dollars)

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