U.S. Air Force Retiring MQ-9 Reaper Attack Drones

Tyndall Air Force Base / Photo via CIV Lisa Carroll, USAF

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – In 2017, the defense department selected Tyndall Air Force Base to host an MQ-9 reaper wing, but those plans are now on hold.

The U.S. Air Force has decided to start winding down the MQ-9 reaper unmanned aircraft program.

Bay Defense Alliance President Tom Neubauer believes the Air Force has good reason to do so.

“What we do know though is that the Air Force is making decisions based on the national defense strategy and they will make decisions that are best for the Air Force and best for the nation,” Neubauer said. “And if that includes changing the RPA platform to something of higher technology, that’s good for the Air Force and that’s good for our community.”

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