Reportedly the FAA has some airspace safety concerns with the new MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle mission being undertaken by the New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing. Here, personnel perform a preflight inspection on an MQ-9 Reaper prior to takeoff from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan Sept. 30, 2007, during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Reaper is larger and more heavily-armed than the MQ-1 Predator UAV and is designed to attack time-sensitive targets with persistence and precision.
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