- GA-ASI is talking to Raytheon about adding air-to-air missiles and HARM capabiliites to the MQ-9 Reaper
- An AESA radar is also being built by GA-ASI for the Reaper
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is in discussions with Raytheon to arm the MQ-9 Predator with Raytheon's AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), and AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM).
"We're not planning any tests yet, but we're doing the initial design review," Chris Pehrson, GA-ASI's director of strategic development, told IHS Jane's on 15 August. "It's exploratory."
He also said that the company is using internal funds to build the MQ-9 its own active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, a capability currently used on board the world's most sophisticated fighter aircraft.