Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

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Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by jan_olieslagers » 03 Feb 2018, 20:26

wikipedia wrote:In January 2018, the Belgian Ministry of Defence reportedly decided on the MQ-9 to fulfill its medium-altitude long-range UAV requirement.
Anyone know more? The source would be Jane's.

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Re: Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by LaurentH » 10 Feb 2018, 15:17

Perhaps this supplies some answers :

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20180209_03347883

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Re: Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by sn26567 » 10 Feb 2018, 15:52

LaurentH wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 15:17
Perhaps this supplies some answers :

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20180209_03347883

Kind regards,

Laurent
Welcome to Aviation24.be, Laurent!

There is also a very detailed article here:

http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/la- ... 24c7e5b211
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Re: Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by Boavida » 25 Feb 2018, 14:45

Any news about this? I guess there is still no official news about the purchase of drones?

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Re: Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by stratofreighter » 23 Mar 2018, 17:52

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Belgian MoD confirms Predator B choice, or does it?

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Re: Belgian Air Force to acquire MQ9 Reaper drones?

Post by Mavke » 23 Mar 2018, 19:20

the Predator B is indeed the best option, this aircraft is able to fly in civilian airspace.
this aircraft is specially designed to fly where every crewed aircraft is allowed to fly.
new sensors have been built in, ADSB and TCAS will have what makes this device not only fly in a specially designated area.
this device has also been purchased by the netherlands and UK, which can save costs on logistics, know how and missions.
if you ordered aircraft from Israel, the matter would only cause problems as we now see with the B-hunter.

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