ROYAL AIR FORCE, UK
The UK Royal Air Force, UK will soon take delivery of its first MQ-9B SkyGuardian which will form the basis of the UK’s future Protector RPAS. The MQ-9B SkyGuardian mediumaltitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted air system is a version of General Atomics’ Predator B. In May last year, MQ-9B SkyGuardian set a 48-hour continuous flight endurance record for the company’s Predator aircraft series. The platform will replace the service’s current armed Reapers.