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French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ...

French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

by Gareth Jennings

France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des Armées announced on 24 August.

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The first airstrike by France using a Reaper Block 5 UAV took place over North Africa on 17 August. (Ministére des Armées)

The airstrike on 17 August involved a French Air and Space Force (l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace [AAE]) Reaper dropping a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb as part of Operation ‘Barkhane' in the Sahel region of northern Africa.

“Today, it is done, the armed Reaper Block 5 is used in operations in the Sahelo-Saharan Band,” the ministry said. “The AAE thus has a drone offering better video and radar quality, improved connectivity, as well as a more versatile weapon capacity,” it added


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