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Air Force to replace Reaper by 2030
US Air Force begins search to replace General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper in 2030
The MQ-9 was given initial operating capability in 2007 and has been used extensively against insurgents and terrorists in the Middle East. However, it is vulnerable to surface-to-air missiles fielded by advanced adversaries such as China and Russia.