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US Drone Scores First Ever Air-to-Air Kill


Added 10-29-18 05:42:01pm EST - “MQ-9 Reaper used heat-seeking missile to defeat smaller drone” - Infowars.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Infowars.com: “US Drone Scores First Ever Air-to-Air Kill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The US Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper drone has accomplished its first ever air-to-air kill in what could mark a revolution for the future of aerial combat.

The Reaper drone scored a hit against another small drone for the first time in US military aviation history, Military.com reported last month. The combat drone has been relegated to reconnaissance and air-to-ground attack missions during the course of its short and bloody history in the US military arsenal.

While it’s not clear if it was intentional to make this information public, the successful downing of a small, aerial vehicle in a controlled environment took place in late 2017.

“Something that’s unclassified but not well known, we recently in November… launched an air-to-air missile against a maneuvering target that scored a direct hit,” US Air Force Col. Julian Cheater said in an interview with Military.com. Cheater is the commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.

“It was an MQ-9 versus a drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile, and it was a direct hit,” the colonel said, underscoring that the novel kill was “during a test.”

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