MQ-9 has dropped its first JDAM

The MQ-9 recently dropped a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition at a range, adding another weapon to the drone’s arsenal.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The GBU-38 will allow the MQ-9 to pursue targets in bad weather and weapon load crews like the GPS-guided bomb as it takes ten minutes less to load it.

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