> our title:

Reaper UAVs: First Meeting of MQ-9 User Group

> original title:

Reaper Drone: First meeting of the Users group

(Source: French air force; issued Feb 04, 2015)

(Issued in French; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)


On January 29, 2015, representatives of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States gathered in Paris for the first meeting of the User Group MQ-9 Reaper UAV.

The establishment of this working group aims to promote cooperation, cost optimization and interoperability among its members for better security.

The participants engaged in a process to exchange feedback, to prepare recommendations, to coordinate joint training initiatives and to share information on operational and logistical status that is of interest to all Reaper operators.

Four subjects placed at the core of the MQ-9 Users Group concerns resulted in the setting up of four working groups: training, simulation, integration into the airspace and support.

The group's next meeting is scheduled for June, 2015.

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