Air Force MQ-9 Reaper UAV test-fires GBU-38 JDAM bomb

The MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been outfitted to be able to drop the GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

The MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been outfitted to be able to drop the GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM). Tests of the JDAM from the MQ-9 Reaper UAV were undertaken by the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 26th Weapons Wing out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The JDAM system attaches to unguided free-fall bombs and converts them to GPS-guided targeting packages at relatively low cost. The MQ-9 Reaper is one of the premier attack drones used by the U.S. military and CIA and is built by General Atomics.

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