Finally: Ukraine Used MQ-9 Reaper Drone To Destroys Russian Tanks

General Atomics already has experience in quickly delivering MQ-9s to other nations. “In the past, we worked with the U.S. government to send MQ-9 Reapers to a partner nation in less than 30 days,” said Brinkley. “The logistics footprint could be minimal, also much less than what people associate with American UAS logistics footprints.” The Biden administration is already planning to supply Ukraine with more advanced arms, according to the Washington Post. Concerned that heavy weapons, such as tanks and jet fighters, would escalate the conflict, the U.S. has carefully provided Ukraine with smaller weapons, such as man-portable Javelin anti-tank and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and even small 5-pound Switchblade “kamikaze drones.”