US Fighter Downs out-of-control MQ-9 Reaper

Discussion in 'Military Aviation' started by 1.44, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. 1.44

    1.44 Member of The Month SEPTEMBER 2009 Senior Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Likes Received:
    USAF Splashes One Reaper

    Regardless, a U.S. Air Force fighter downed a MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft over Afghanistan on Sunday.

    Operators lost control over the unmanned aircraft during its operation. With the UAV headed in a direction where it was about to depart Afghanistan's air space, a U.S. Air Force aircraft brought down the Reaper in what the Air Force says was a remote part of Afghanistan. The type of aircraft or method used to take out the Reaper was not specified.

    The Air Force says merely that “the Reaper impacted the side of a mountain and there were no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the site.”

    The incident is now under investigation. Investigators also will be busy looking into the crash of an MQ-1 Predator at Creech AFB, Nev. That took place on Sept. 11. That General Atomics UAV was being used in a training mission.

    Ares Homepage
  3. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Likes Received:
    may be they used heat seeking missile to down it,
    as we already saw Mig-25's and Mi-24 Hind's used to hunt the US UAV's used by Iran were downed by Iraqi fighters in Iran-Iraq war.

Share This Page