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US Navy Wants to Hire Contractors to Fly Their Own MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Afghanistan

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WEB Notes: You contract a job because you do not want to do it or because you can hire someone to do the job for less. Should the US government really contract out blood and death? They have been doing it for years, why stop now?

The U.S. Navy is planning to hire drone-maker General Atomics to fly its own unarmed MQ-9 Reapers in support of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. The service says the contractor-operated drones would provide a “surge” of intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance capabilities as the U.S. military expands its activities in the Central Asian country, which the U.S. Air Force is not able to provide at present.

On Jan. 9, 2018, the Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, announced the proposed deal on FedBizOps, the U.S. government’s main contracting website. The contract, which the Navy did not give an estimated value for, would cover up to a year of operations in Afghanistan running between the 2018 Fiscal Year, when began on Oct. 1, 2017, and the 2019 fiscal cycle.

Source: US Navy Wants to Hire Contractors to Fly Their Own MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Afghanistan – The Drive

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