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Weekly Alert -- October 21, 2014

News on the MQ-9 Reaper, the Fire Scout program and more. Read the Alert

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Air Force Approves Plan To Reduce Cycle Time Between MQ-9 Upgrades

The Air Force has approved a new acquisition concept for the MQ-9 Reaper that will reduce the cycle time between capability upgrades, according to the head of Air Combat Command's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapons systems division.

LCS-4 Completes Dynamic Interface Testing With Unmanned Fire Scout

The Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS-4) recently completed dynamic interface testing with the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle, which is planned to deploy as part of the LCS surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission packages, the Navy announced last week.

U.K. Reapers Deployed To Iraq

The British government has announced the deployment of Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reapers to Iraq in support of US. and coalition efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group.

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