Upgraded MQ-9s continue to deploy downrange

A C-17 Globemaster sits on the flight line as Senior Airman Maranda Trujillo, a loadmaster assigned to the 21st Airlift Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., loads an MQ-9 Reaper shipping container August 8, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. As MQ-1 Predators phase out, the Air Force’s newest Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers are assuming responsibilities in combat areas to satisfy the need for uninterrupted persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman James Thompson
VIRIN: 170818-F-WW236-003.JPG
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