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MQ-9B SkyGuardian  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: November 2016
Total Production: 26
Also Known As: MQ-9B Sea Guardian and MQ-9B SeaGuardian
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Parent System: Predator
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Maiden Flight: July 1994
Total Production: 706
Family Members: Altair, Avenger ER, Mariner, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-1B Predator Block X, MQ-9A Reaper, Predator C Avenger, Protector RG Mk1, Reaper ER, RQ-1B Predator and Sea Avenger
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Description: The MQ-9B SkyGuardian is a new version of Predator B replacing the weapon systems by radar and electro-optical equipment to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The MQ-9B SeaGuardian is intended to conduct maritime search and surveillance operations. These unmanned aircraft are able to fly 35 hours non-stop at airspeeds of 210 knots reaching an altitude of 40,000-ft. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B took to the skies for the first time in November 2016.

MQ-9B SkyGuardian Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Ceiling: 40,000 foot (12,192 meter)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 210 knot (389 kph)
Flight Endurance: 35 hour (1.46 day)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MQ-9B SkyGuardian News

There are 9 news between
25 May 2017 and 4 Dec 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019Australia Selects MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drone
Tuesday, March 26, 2019FMS: Belgium Requests Sale of Four MQ-9B SkvGuardian
Monday, November 19, 2018Belgium Selects MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System
Friday, October 19, 2018ATTS Sensor Onboard MQ-9B UAV Successfully Tested during RIMPAC 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018MQ-9B Unmanned Aircraft to Get SAGE Advanced EW Surveillance System
Wednesday, July 11, 2018MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight
Monday, January 22, 2018General Atomcis Demonstrates SATCOM Launch and Recovery Capability for MQ-9B
Wednesday, December 20, 2017India to Buy 22 MQ-9B Sea Guardian Unmanned Aircraft
Thursday, May 25, 2017Predator B Variant Remains Airborne for over 48 Hours

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