MQ 9 REAPER – TAKES OUT HIGH VALUE TARGET ! DEFENSE UPDATES

January 7, 2020 posted by


Iran has vowed to retaliate against a US airstrike
which killed one of its top generals – Qassim Soleimani. It called the American move “biggest mistake
in west Asia” and threatening “severe vengeance”. General Qassim Soleimani who was the head
of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in the US drone strike at Baghdad’s international
airport. The precision strike by American MQ-9 REAPER
DRONE took out Soleimani along with several officials from Iraqi militias backed by Tehran. The hit also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis,
the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces,
or PMF. The move has the potential to result in the
outbreak of an all-out war between the U.S and Iran. In this video Defense Updates analyzes how
American MQ 9 Reaper avenged Iran’s downing of RQ-4 Global hawk drone ?
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Friday morning: “General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans
over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! The Pentagon said Mr. Trump ordered the killing
of Soleimani “in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad”. The U.S Department of Defence stated,
“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service
members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were
responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and
the wounding of thousands more.” Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has
issued a statement vowing to retaliate “in the right place and time”. It stated, “America should know that its criminal
attack on General Soleimani has been the country’s biggest mistake in west Asia, and America
will not avoid the consequences of this wrong calculation easily,”. The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is a
High-Altitude, Long, Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) It was initially designed by Ryan Aeronautical
which is now part of Northrop Grumman. The Global Hawk performs duties similar to
that of the Lockheed U-2. The RQ-4 provides a broad overview and systematic
surveillance using high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and long-range electro-optical/infrared
(EO/IR) sensors with long loiter times over target areas. The Global Hawk carries the Hughes Integrated
Surveillance & Reconnaissance (HISAR) sensor system. HISAR integrates a SAR-MTI system, along with
an optical and a thermography imager. All three sensors are controlled and their
outputs filtered by a common processor and transmitted in real-time at up to 50 Mbit/s
to a ground station. Global Hawk is capable of taking high definition
and infra-red images as well as can intercept telephone and radio chatter. It can survey as much as 40,000 square miles
or 100,000 km2 of terrain per day. This is equivalent to the size of South Korea
or Iceland. Global Hawk has a range of more than 12,000
nautical miles, can fly at very high altitudes of 60,000 feet, and can keep loitering for
around 34 hours without break. Global Hawk has no offensive capabilities. According to Iran, the drone was struck by
an Iranian-produced Raad SAM located near Garuk, Hormozgan Province. However, citing a Pentagon official, Newsweek
had reported the missile as a Russian-origin S-125 Neva/Pechora. Whatever may be the case, none of these Air
Defense Systems are the most sophisticated once but still managed to shoot down the Global
Hawk. This was possible since Global Hawk has many
shortcomings. Its large radar signature makes it easy to
track by radars and because of lumbering flight speed & limited maneuverability, it can be
easily targeted by any decent Surface to Air Missile. On March 9th, 2018, the US Air Force officially
retired Predator, a platform that initiated a new era of unmanned air combat. Predator was best known for its ability to
deliver precision strikes as their controllers sat halfway around the world in small and
discreet bunkers. The decision to pull the MQ1 Predator fleet
was a preplanned, but its legacy will carry on in the form of its bigger brother, the
MQ-9 Reaper, an aircraft that will become the mainstay of US Air Force drone operations. Reaper brings in much more to the table when
compared to Predator. Predator had an endurance of 24 hours, a service
ceiling of 25,000 ft. a range of 675 mi or 1,100 km and a max speed of 135 mph or 217
km/h. Reaper has an endurance of, 27 hours, a service
ceiling of 50,000 ft, a range of 1,151 mi or 1,852 km and a max speed of 300 mph or
482 km/h The US Air Force also has plans to acquire
extended-range (ER) upgrade kits for almost all of the Reapers. With the ER kit, Reapers will have an endurance
of up to 42 hours without external stores. Reaper’s main sensor is the nose-mounted
MTS-B multi-spectral surveillance and targeting turret and its fuselage mounted Lynx synthetic
aperture radar. But Reaper’s pylons are very versatile and
can be used to carry a variety of tactical equipment like communications relay hops,
electronic warfare pods as well as Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS) camera arrays. The additional sensors are designed to act
in conjunction with the drone’s main sensors. The most important difference between RQ-4
Global Hawk and MQ 9 Reaper is that unlike the former, Reaper is armed. Reaper has the ability to carry around 2,500
lbs or 1100 kg of weapons payload through its external hardpoints. The Reaper’s hard-points give it the ability
to deploy a combination of GBU-12 Paveway, GBU-38 JDAM munitions, and AGM-114 Hellfire, GBU-12 Paveway is an aerial laser-guided bomb. It is based on the Mk 82 500-pound general-purpose
bomb but has a nose-mounted laser seeker and fins for guidance. GPS guidance modes have been added to make
the bomb more accurate. The GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
500lb bomb is manufactured by Boeing using the Mk82 bomb body. JDAM is a guidance kit that has an inertial
guidance system coupled to a GPS receiver, that converts unguided bombs into all-weather
“smart” munitions. JDAM has a published range of up to 15 nautical
miles or 28 km. AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile is
capable of precision strikes. It can be used with many types of warheads
like High-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) or tandem anti-armor Metal augmented charge (MAC) or
shaped charge Blast fragmentation. As per initial reports, AGM-114R 9X which
is a special variant of Hellfire has been used to take out Soleimani. The weapon instead of using exploding warhead
is though to deploy 6 long blades that extend outward just before impact and minces its
target. It is dubbed as a “speeding anvil”, “Ninja
bomb” and “The Flying Ginsu” – because the blades are so sharp that they can rival a
chef’s knife. Any missile which has an exploding warhead
can cause collateral damage. But the AGM-114R 9X devoid of explosive is
able to limit the collateral damage and is suitable for extreme precision strikes. It is unclear if the missile’s blade spins
during the strike and if so how the mechanism works. AGM-114R 9X has been used scarcely and only
against very high-value targets. RQ-4 Global Hawk is suitable for use against
insurgent forces such as ISIS or the Taliban that don’t have the resources to track and
destroy high-flying aircraft. But against a decently equipped military,
it is very vulnerable. Most experts agree that against counties like
Russia and China, Global Hawk has a very limited chance of survival. Soleimani was in the U.S hit list for a long
time and it is only now that his luck ran out. It a big win for American intelligence, surveillance
and precision strike capability.

71 Comments

71 Replies to “MQ 9 REAPER – TAKES OUT HIGH VALUE TARGET ! DEFENSE UPDATES”

  1. firstname lastname says:

    Fuck salami and Iran's regime.

  2. The Husketeers says:

    Wtg Trump

  3. Ieuan Jones says:

    Bit late aren't you

  4. Edu Wino says:

    So it seems China and Russia have backed out of having Irans back as we prepare to kick the shit out of their army after snuffing out their General like a fly

  5. Johnny G says:

    Already, 4 Iranians giving thumbs down

  6. Stu Bur says:

    Quds Force has been killing thousands of Americans and allies. They support terrorism and insurgencies in many countries.

  7. Junior Mudd says:

    why is this a surprise?… after rocketing a US air base, then attacking the US embassy… how did that hellfire fit in your anus mr solimani?… and "retaliation" from irans mullahs will be their death

  8. Edu Wino says:

    It must suck to be Iranian knowing we can snuff out the guy who runs your military like a fly and you are to scared to retaliate knowing it will lead to the destruction of iran

  9. chad fran riego says:

    They cant even avenge themselves against Israel's attack in Syria. How much more the US? Them Iran just playing poker tryna bluff the US. Now it was raise, they will simply fold..

  10. Thomas Chrombly says:

    All out war between Iran and The USA? That would be over so fast that if you blinked you might miss it.

  11. sanskar mail says:

    Be it Iran or US , every country has to fight her own battle. No country risks its valuable resources for others fight. Moreover everyone knows what the result is going to be.

  12. Lawrence Caile says:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword,

  13. bleep blop says:

    He might be funding terrorists but this action has brought instability in the region

  14. Professor Layabout says:

    Rest in pieces, A-hole.

  15. Das Daleberger says:

    Lingerer!

  16. Junior Mudd says:

    very objective, and informative thank you!

  17. Anime mainia says:

    But it sill helpless against Russian/irani air defense

  18. Gabri gabriele says:

    call him by his name. MURDER

  19. Cameron Nedrow says:

    Iran and that criminal got what they deserved if they retaliate you can say bye bye to Iran

  20. Vlada Duric says:

    😂 U have no clue it was pompeo who otherised the hit on Iranian and now trump playing along

  21. Vlada Duric says:

    70 generals wrote to trump and said that USA can't win a war against Iran because they need 1 million troops on the ground,

  22. Michael Estala says:

    Let just drop MOAB’s on the 52 sites, sink their tiny navy, and obliterate their 1980’s Air Force, increase sanctions, and let their citizens overthrow the government.

  23. Mike Reed says:

    I wonder if they will stomp each other again today

  24. Troy Blanchard says:

    This needed to happen. I have my own stories about why, but this is not the place for that one. Burn in hell ahole.

  25. Jonathan E says:

    AGM 114r made solemani's anus and lips meet.

  26. Dark Star says:

    I can see a couple of Lockerbies coming up…..hold on to your flight tickets ppl.

  27. Allah a mother fucker son of bitch says:

    Are the us soldiers really fleeing from iraq

  28. Blitz World says:

    The Democrats are the only ones that are mourning the loss of this piece of crap

  29. Might Guy says:

    Well shit. I hate Trump and his supporters with a burning passion, but:

    Iran: Shoots down U.S. drone
    Trump: Orders drone to kill beloved general.
    This is fucking international checkmate if I have ever seen it.

  30. enlacenorte says:

    This attack is seen more as a passport for the survival of Trump and also good news for the Iran regime because it unites the people in a time of crisis.

  31. scio te says:

    todays US government is the number 1 terrorist in the world.. much more dangerous than iran for world peace !!

  32. Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    don't forget drone killed trump's impeachment

  33. Debapriyo Mukherjee says:

    Good job trump

  34. Manny Mann says:

    AMERICA SHOULD HAVE LAUNCHED A MASSIVE MISSILE ATTACK ON THE CROWD SAYING DEATH TO AMERICA DEATH FROM ABOVE

  35. Sam Grey says:

    Ever seen a cockroach fight a shoe? That’s what Iran vs USA will look like 😂👍

  36. Crime Master_ Boom Roasted says:

    Who care this is the fight of ultimate Terrorist championships.

  37. Proud Indian says:

    Israelis shrewdly backed out of the controversial assassination of Soleimani by saying it has nothing to do with the incident.

    The Israelis know that regardless of power disparity between Iran and USA a nuclear armed ballistic missile is a nuclear armed ballistic missile.

  38. Goran Winn says:

    What, truth we cant writte??you dont want publish comment

  39. David Wiita says:

    Take out their oil production and distribution assets next. Finish off their economy and let the people of Iran take out this evil Gov't and experience freedoms themselves. Keep America safe.

  40. XBX1MASTER says:

    Soleimani is now Salami

  41. Guns, Gadgets & Guitars says:

    IRAN: The United States can't do anything to us.

    President Trump: Hold my beer…
    👍🍻🇺🇲

  42. AcidBot66 says:

    Self Proclaimed Exceptional Americans are, by far, the greatest threat to life on this planet.

  43. Jared Franc says:

    Sooo was anyone else waiting for a video about the reaper?

  44. the old nite says:

    Its qassem not qassim
    And stop with ur commercials and sponsors you fucking sold out ur channel u greedy fuck.

  45. A R says:

    Turn Iran into glass.

  46. Edward C Tullis says:

    What can these ? do that they haven't been doing for decades?

  47. yolo yo says:

    Now I really think my country did a great job of buying these bad boys from USA.

  48. mall231 says:

    Is the reaper in war thunder

  49. Jonny Gates says:

    We can literally destroy the entire Iran ten times over. And we don’t even need nukes for it lmao fuck outta here

  50. Steve ROGERS says:

    AS AN AMERICAN TAXPAYER I AM SO PROUD THAT I HAD A PART IN PAYING FOR THIS OPERATION…
    PLEASE RUN UP A TAB ….

  51. rick james says:

    Kill the other 11

  52. Natives IdleNoMore says:

    "Avenged"?? Hahaha fucking sick to my stomach, your spy plane was on illegal air when they brought it down, and you called that avenged?? Lmao

  53. Jon Klonowski says:

    Acts like these cause the population to band behind the government. Thats the problem. We (the USA) had it going for a while, Iran has been deteriorating from all fronts, we just needed patients and poise. This act only inflamed tensions and brought support against america from both the side of Iraq and Iran. In the strike, a high ranking Iraqi paramilitary head was also killed. Far from a precision strike.

  54. AcidBot66 says:

    Is it really a big win for America?
    Wait for the Iranian response then make a new video clarifying this temporary advantage.
    We must not forget that even Against Taliban Goat Herders the American military performance is a shame of truly Galactic proportions.

  55. Jon Klonowski says:

    Its for reasons like these that the Iranians wanted WOMD in the first place.

  56. N.W. Jonkhart says:

    The mullahs that pull the strings in Iran should be on the hitlist too. They aren't religious leaders but a terrorist group like the revolutionary guard they control.

  57. Not You says:

    I recently saw a photo of a car hit by the 'flying Ginsu'. It didn't blow up and the pattern cut in the roof was very distinctive.

  58. Treadhead Pete says:

    Iranian conventional forces do not stand a chance against the US. The Iranians train in insurgency warfare and that will be bloody, and costly for everyone.

  59. sejengkal sehasta says:

    Kudos to the engineers and technicians that developed and manufacture the MQ9…you guys will be remembered as the people that started World War III.

  60. Tonya Patrick says:

    Is the title for the video a question, if not why with the question mark?

  61. Daniel Kunkle says:

    I'm pretty sure the general wasn't in Iraq to go camping.

  62. Double Tap says:

    IRAN raised its RED TAMPON of VENGEANCE… OH 😳 the fear I feel is expressed in delightful laughter as they carry their big flag draped box containing a finger. I got a finger as well IRAN🖕😎

  63. Desire123ification says:

    This year the arms embargo against Iran will expire; I am sure this will be their opportunity to rearm. Every high tech weaponry excluding nukes from Russia and China would be purchased. As for the killing of the General; well he was a warrior lets assume he did on the battlefield. They will get even and it could lead to a bigger war including Russia and China. Note: Western Civilization is on a downward spiral and they cannot acknowledge the fact that other countries are rapidly developing. Economic sanctions and warfare are the Westerners way to level the field. Well it's crucial to point out that the Heavens can also impose sanction.

  64. grim reaper says:

    Trump is a mad man if I was rocket man I’d stop testing now..RIP soleimani

  65. TheAztecConquistadoo says:

    To the American duds, REMEMBER 444, REMEMBER Beirut, REMEMBER Lockerbie…KEEP CELEBRATING…

  66. Dibz says:

    Not quite as deadly as attending a funeral 🤔

  67. Дмитрий Телпиз says:

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/stealth-killer-russia-planning-make-americas-f-35-stealth-fighter-totally-obsolete-110916

  68. SoN oFaBleepBlop says:

    Revenge of the drones 🤣

  69. mark vietti says:

    another war we dont want.. cant afford. have nothing to gain… lets leave those goat herder to kill themselves.. they dont need are help.

  70. Ron Lawson says:

    I don’t believe it ! A regular Hell Fire was used . It is not fast enough to be just a kinetic hit . Wouldn’t you trust what you know that works ?

  71. Carlos Baltazar says:

    I want to see that drone flying over Iran I want see what can happen is that drone get im Iranians airspace …

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