DoD confirms MQ-1 retirement next year

The Pentagon has confirmed that it will retire the MQ-1 fleet early next year. Its role will be taken over by the MQ-9.

MQ-1 Lethal Presence
By U.S. Air Force photo by Lt Col Leslie Pratt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

One of the squadrons being converted is the 20th Attack Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The unit will stop flying the MQ-1 by Jul. 1 this year.

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