The U.S. Air Force‘s newest MQ-9 Reaper drone, the Block 5 variant, has begun hunting the Islamic State, the service said. The medium-altitude drone, nicknamed the “hunter-killer” and made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of San Diego, this week flew its first mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Air Force announced in a release. The Block 5 variant features updated electrical and communications systems, and works with the new Block 30 cockpit, according to the release.

Source: The Air Force’s Newest MQ-9 Reaper Drone Is Now Hunting ISIS – Defensetech

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