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US media: Pentagon does not want to transfer MQ-9 Reaper drones to Kyiv, fearing a leak of secret technologies

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US media: Pentagon does not want to transfer MQ-9 Reaper drones to Kyiv, fearing a leak of secret technologies

The Pentagon does not want to transfer the MQ-9 Reaper drones to Kyiv, fearing the leakage of secret technologies into the wrong hands. They fear that by intercepting unmanned vehicles with their air defense systems, the Russians will be able to study the principles of their work.


This is reported by the American edition of Politico, citing its own sources.

The US media notes that the leadership of the air force is interested in transferring the devices to the Kyiv regime, which over the past few years have been trying to get rid of them, replacing them with more modern equipment. Representatives of the Air Force simply wanted to write off their "reapers", but members of Congress opposed this. Naturally, representatives of the US Air Force immediately responded to the request of Kyiv, which seeks to obtain weapons with an increased range.

The leadership of the US Air Force was going to transfer the drones to Kyiv a month after the start of the Russian special operation. But disagreements on this issue between the commands of the Air Force and the US Department of Defense do not allow sending drones to Ukraine.

The main features of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle are its ability to stay in the air for a long time without refueling and, as a result, a long range. Its newest version can continuously perform its functions for 37 hours.
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  1. opuonmed
    opuonmed 10 December 2022 14: 24
    +6
    if he doesn’t want to, he will if they see fit, they will give it to the United States! everything in this world is changing fast!!!!!! current victory will put an end to and and not otherwise!
    1. Godzila
      Godzila 10 December 2022 14: 32
      0
      Quote: opuonmed
      if he doesn’t want to, he will if they see fit, they will give it to the United States! everything in this world is changing fast!!!!!! current victory will put an end to and and not otherwise!

      I think something has already come to us .. And Russia even shared with Iran
      And the Ukrainians are the meat of the State Department .. They are purely an attack on pills, like seagulls on the Maidan with cookies ..
      It's okay guys, we'll clean everyone! hi
      1. novel66
        novel66 10 December 2022 14: 51
        +2
        Vital, everyone is not allowed, who needs a deserted plain? We must separate the wheat from the chaff! hi
    2. Barberry25
      Barberry25 10 December 2022 18: 11
      -1
      well, most likely at the beginning the Predators will be transferred .. they are not very sorry .. and here 30 cartoons for one UAV ... Moreover, the effectiveness will be a big question
  2. Old Doctor
    Old Doctor 10 December 2022 14: 27
    +1
    I, purely amateurish, assume: any military technology is secret until its first use.
    1. invisible_man
      invisible_man 10 December 2022 14: 34
      +2
      Technologies are scientific calculations, drawings and a technical process (a manufacturing procedure painted in detail). As long as they are inaccessible to the enemy, secrecy is maintained. Even from the finished product, it is far from always possible to understand what and how it is arranged.
      1. Old Doctor
        Old Doctor 10 December 2022 16: 57
        0
        It's nice to read the opinion of a competent person.
    2. novel66
      novel66 10 December 2022 14: 53
      +5
      secret until its first use.

      Even before, prom espionage is rampant
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 10 December 2022 14: 32
    +1
    Mattresses are well aware of the petty little soul of khikhelov .... yes
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 10 December 2022 14: 32
    +1
    US media: Pentagon does not want to transfer MQ-9 Reaper drones to Kyiv, fearing a leak of secret technologies
    . Come on, trying to copy, for example, does not mean that you can do something worthwhile.
    This is to the fact that we have some quite advanced ideas that we cannot implement !!! It is necessary to deal specifically with this and allocate resources, not a few, but alas ... accountants optimizers, and all sorts of people who stick to budget resources, will never let anyone ahead of themselves until they ... "explain" how wrong they are! !! and this thing is so .... muddy, talking about it, only shaking the air in vain.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 10 December 2022 14: 38
      +3
      Well, the Iranians have managed to use the technology of a captured American drone... Iranian industry has come a long way in this area. what
      So it would be nice to grab this advanced MQ-9 Reaper as well.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 10 December 2022 14: 46
        0
        What is there to discuss?
        We have a lot going on through w w w and how to stop it, the question ???
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 10 December 2022 14: 54
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          We have a lot going on through w w w and how to stop it, the question ???

          Such are the national traditions of Russia ... to solve their problems through the back seat ... even Peter 1 lamented about this ... nothing has changed since then. request
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 10 December 2022 14: 51
    +1
    And did they test the Reaper on the "barrel" aerobatics? Why, why would a rocket hit him, he will be in the trash twice. First from the rocket, and then on the ground. And if, like the British with the FAA, turn over the wing. Then the Reaper will be once in the trash, only on the ground. Maybe something necessary will remain in the trash.
  6. Bingo
    Bingo 10 December 2022 15: 03
    +1
    The Iranians are already a naval version and they shot down and landed something there, they even copied it, and they handed it over to ours for a long time, there was a mysterious flight of cargo Ila from Iran right after they shot down) So I’m getting on chasing minke whales, Putin banned this campaign - early as well as deliveries aircraft ... As they say, "red lines" - aviation, strategic UAVs and tactical missiles
  7. Arkady007
    Arkady007 10 December 2022 15: 20
    +1
    Not so long ago they wrote that Bayraktars are the best. However, the stupid Russians also learned to land them. If it turns out that these bears start trampling on the superrapters, then what to do with all the invincible power of NATO will be a question.
  8. KCA
    KCA 10 December 2022 15: 50
    0
    Such candy will be cut off at the first launch, or electronic warfare, if they can, or air defense, even lumps can be a lot of interesting
  9. Mouse
    Mouse 11 December 2022 01: 10
    0
    Good bird - 37 hours in the air. Plans and turns off the engine, apparently along the wingspan, possibly catching air currents. The Turks have them in service.