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  • 489th ATKS utilizes new MQ-9 Capability

    The 489th Attack Squadron recently made history as the first attack squadron under the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing to utilize the MQ-9 Reaper’s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) Aug 3, 2021, during a routine training flight.

  • MQ-9 Agile Combat Employment: A Big Step Closer to Reality

    The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron proved the MQ-9 Reaper’s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) is ready as of July 8, 2021, enabling crews to divert to airfields without traditional launch and recovery infrastructure or personnel. This capability is a key enabler for MQ-9 Agile

  • MQ-9 Program Office completes ATLC testing

    The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office achieved a pivotal milestone in the successful completion of testing for Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability. ATLC allows the Air Force’s MQ-9 fleet to takeoff and land with automated inputs from sensors onboard the platform,