RAF Reapers' primary purpose is to provide surveillance support and situational awareness to coalition forces. Lance’s view on cars was changed forever when at the ripe age of 16 he purchased his first ride, a 1986 baby blue Lincoln Town Car for $1,100 cash. I worked in road construction for 10 years in the labors union and every general contractor out there that I’ve seen personally, all use Ford’s out in the field because no other truck on the market can handle the work load. Mud-thirsty black beadlock rims wrapped in BFG rubber, a pissed-offed looking front-end and massive fender flares should all be good enough to get any redneck aroused. Also new this year were upper and lower side moldings, which added another two-tone paint option. Procurement of the MQ-9A was via an urgent operational capability requirement and funded from the Treasury reserve, but induction into the core fleet will have them funded from the MoD's budget. The reaper probably couldn’t handle all that power before falling a part anyways lol I love the raptor more. Trucks. Ford didn’t get a bailout? The only knock that I have against it was that it was built by John Hennessey who is an out and out Theif who steals money from clients by taking deposits and never delivering the vehicle because he is already Judgment PROOF! It’s not a bad truck at all, I happen to have one and it’s one of the best vehicles I’ve ever owned and many people who have owned one agree. Chevrolet. [12][13], In October 2001, the USAF signed a contract for an initial pair of Predator Bs (001 and 002) for evaluation. Yeah its similar to a raptor in ways because its supposed to compete with it you tard. I think Chevy should have taken their time, but then again the price might be a lot lower. Tests are underway to allow for the addition of the AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missile. get the facts straight. [148] In July 2018, it was announced that this aircraft will be designated Protector RG Mk 1 in RAF service, and is to be delivered in 2023. you cant say that its better on paper based on the hp the ford has been tested and proven time and time again… as where the chvy has yet to to prove its self in my opinion ford started first and they will always finish first…. What’s the saying, that copying is the biggest form of flattery? What about ford who has been taking bailout money for over the entire life of the company with contracts supplying vehicles. Too many colours and things going on. How many Krypton Green 1LEs were ever built? [77][78] However, claims from local media said that at least one drone might have been shot down by Syrian Opposition rebel fighters or Turkish forces. Just as likely to break shit on the new ones but parts will cost 5x as much. You wouldn’t build a corvette to compete with a rock crawler…. Not to mention the Reaper basically has the same “shredded” (or whatever you call those) looking graphics awkwardly pasted onto its truck bed. Best comment ever, you sir have my respect, hmmm….so basically you have no input or comebacks? Both the reaper and the raptor were made by an outside company. If you leave it alone you’re screwed. I’m sure this comment had been made somewhere in the comments section I just haven’t found it yet. Classic Chevy Brookwood Station Wagon For Sale: VideoJanuary 17, 2021 2021 Chevy Spark Loses These Three Exterior Colors January 17, 2021 2022 Buick … Designated YMQ-9s due to their prototype role, they were delivered in 2002. Then again, both of these trucks are most commonly going to be purchased by rich guys that will rarely if ever use them offroading, and they ware way overpriced compared to what you could get by making another vehicle just as good offroad with less money. [174] The MQ-9 Block 5 flew its first combat mission on 23 June 2017. Gonna print ’em out and have bumper stickers made for my ’05 F-150 FX-4. I think you need to read the article again. I feel sorry for Chevy fans, 5 years after the ford raptor Chevy finally makes (copies) a “truck” that’ll just be recalled in a few months, give up Chevy, Ford has already clearly beaten you guys at everything you’ve ever attempted. I’m a Chevy fan but I do think they copied ford a bit on this one. [163][164], On 3 November 2020, the US State Department approved the sale of 4 MQ-9B, along with Control Stations and Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigations Systems (EGI) with Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) to Taiwan. I would pick the Chevy though. As a Tundra owner I really don’t have a dog in this fight but can honestly say the Chevy is a sorry looking rip off. [2][3], The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. hey ford fan look under the raptor and tell me where they took the idea for their suspantion it took them some time to copy chevy and the ram had followd, Both are awesome. Cheaper too. [26][27], In October 2015, Air Force deputy chief of staff for ISR Robert Otto suggested redesigning the MQ-9's GCS to be operated by one person for most missions rather than two (to fly and work the sensors) to simplify operations and reduce manpower requirements by hundreds of sensor operators. One claim was that the on-board camera is able to read a license plate from two miles (3.2 km) away. It also contributed to the seizure of four vehicles and 8,267 pounds (3,750 kg) of marijuana. On the other hand, the rear end is curved and chubby, with simple chromatic hands and squared rear lights. A group of former General Motors workers furtively produced 1957 Chevrolet automobiles on their own for ten years. And any breakdowns (as in this many made with this seat or with or without the performance tires+suspension package, etc) would be nice. I consider this a car jokes because ford came out with the falcon, hahaha somebody kinna bent that the reaper is way more kick ass!!! check your facts my friend! The Block 1-plus version was designed for increased electrical power, secure communications, automatic landing, increased gross takeoff weight (GTOW), weapons growth, and streamlined payload integration capabilities. [102], On 31 May 2013, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the order of two MQ-9 Reapers, to be delivered by the end of 2013. Another fact Chevy is the longest lasting truck on he road. It really looks like way too little of effort was put into it. [22], In 2011, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reported its interest in using the Reaper and its MTS-B sensor to provide firing quality data for early interception of ballistic missile launches. The MDA is exploring concepts to use the UAV's EO/IR sensor to achieve "launch-on-remote" capabilities with missile interceptors before detection by Aegis radars. Did any of you read any other reviews or articles on the two trucks? If you want the best get a duramax in it. Read More: The Ram Rebel Is Coming – But Is It Raptor Competition? some peoples kids. Ford took a government re structure….call it what you want its a bailout. 39 Squadron personnel were planned to gradually return to the UK in 2013 and in time both squadrons would each operate five Reapers from RAF Waddington. [170], General Atomics studied testing a sonobuoy launch capability from the Guardian in 2016 to demonstrate its ability to carry them, control them, and send information back to the ground station over a SATCOM link. Actually, the Chevvy copy of the Ram is beautiful. I just ask this question because I know some were not made with factory air..plus, I was just wondering for my own fascination. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/03/26/automakers-with-the-lowest-and-highest-recall-rates/, Someone who knows trucks better then you FORD lovers. [177], In April 2016, the United Kingdom announced that it intended to place an order for the Certifiable Predator B as part of its Protector MALE UAV program for the Royal Air Force. [126] The Libyan National Army claimed to have shot down the drone that, based on the initial reports, was thought to be a Turkish operated drone, supporting the opposed Government of National Accord. [95], On May 29, 2020, CBP flew an unarmed Predator B drone above Minneapolis to watch protesters. Last I checked you can get a nice supercharger for that and still have more ground clearance! By Will Kinton. .hide-if-no-js { Cheap trucks break down and cheap trucks are bought to replace them. GM as the top Mexican automaker has as much to due with total production as it does with Nissan cutting production. Think I will take the raptor and pocket 45,000. It was raining, and I had to go to 4 wheel high to get enough traction to take off. [21] A second electronic warfare test, fitted with the Northrop Grumman Pandora EW System, was conducted on 22 October 2013 with other unmanned aircraft and Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers, showing effectiveness in a multi-node approach against a more capable IADS. just how it is. I guess that’s what happens when all of you vehicles gets recalled. Skip to Main Content. Have something to tell us? How many Chevrolet 1/2 ton CST pickups were made in the U.S, in 1970 ? ahahaha chevy sucks, ford will falcon punch it right in the pussy !!! [92] On 16 February 2009, the program was further expanded to include patrols of the Canada–US border. I found a guy that wants 105k for one out in Cali ha! When it comes down to it, Ford guys will like Raptors, and Chevy guys will like the Reaper. Not dudes like you. I can’t fathom how you could see anything GM makes that isn’t simply rebadged as better than the comparable Ford offering. I like the stance, but the paint doesn't do much for me. i mean go look at any jeep forum or like, explorerforum.com or something, older vehicles modded out for maybe a few thousand will outperform and be way more practical offroad than either of these trucks. I appreciate the fact that your grandpas ’84 C10 is still running strong but that doesn’t mean squat to me as far as my daily driver is concerned because that’s not even an option. Bottom line FORD is dropping racing. I don’t think the Reaper will compare to the Ford raptor and especially not to the Ford Shelby Raptor at all. Chevy fan, and always will be. I have ordered a new Shelby Baja700 (2014 Raptor) and I cannot wait to get it. To me the Raptor is an F-150 with a lift kit. If you believe that you need to go back and look at the numbers. Both trucks are outfitted with some serious terrain-hungry equipment, and both really do look impressive (apart from the rear graphics). [150][151] On 10 November 2014, the MoD reported that an RAF Reaper had conducted its first airstrike against Islamic State forces, firing a Hellfire missile at militants placing an IED near Bayji. With a 66 ft (20 m) wingspan, and a maximum payload of 3,800 lb (1,700 kg), the MQ-9 can be armed with a variety of weaponry, including Hellfire missiles and 500-lb laser-guided bomb units. Namely ford, must be nice to have the federal reserve in your back pocket! Parts: 609-836-0366 . They’ve pulled what I’ve needed and done decent on fuel. Wake me up when Ford sells 100 million egoboosts. Lolz at chebby, If Chevy is outperforming ford”again” then why did they use the same parts? That would be 10% survival. so the chevy looks ok at best. [103] On 27 June 2013, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to France for 16 unarmed MQ-9s, associated equipment, ground control hardware, and support, worth up to $1.5 billion total. [13] The Northrop Grumman RQ-4N was selected as the BAMS winner. Otherwise preference dictates. First hand experience: I’ve sold both brands of cars to make my living and I can say that 1 of 4 Chevrolet transport trucks was carrying, what we referred to as, a “dud.” As in the car needed to be sent back immediately because the quality was so horrendous we couldn’t sell it. Just an opinion, The 32MPG on charge sustain … The aircraft are to reach full operational status in 2020. [7] In 2012, the Reaper, Predator and Global Hawk were described as "... the most accident-prone aircraft in the Air Force fleet. Yeah, I’m sure you can put a supercharger of the same quality in the Reaper, you’ll get the same results. It is almost time for the 2018 trucks to come out. The Altair has enhanced avionics systems to better enable flights in FAA-controlled civil airspace and demonstrate "over-the-horizon" command and control capability from a ground station. Simple as that. Sorry to burst your bubble GM fans but GM hasn’t produced quality vehicles for over 20 years, and you shouldn’t EVER think they can outperform Ford in any aspect, because most imports for fucks sake are more quality than them. 39 Squadron RAF from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, later moving to RAF Waddington. The Reaper in my opinion looks better, but i doubt it could hold up to what the Raptor can. The Italian Defense confirmed the loss stating the cause of the crash is under investigation. its not really fair to say Chevy copied the graphics either, ford doesn’t own copyright to the back end just because they have a decal there first, they don’t even look the same, like honestly look at the two pictures. The new trailing arm main landing gear allows the carriage of heavier payloads or additional fuel. I also own a 2011 silverado and it is fantastic. Hide Show New Vehicles. Well they should’ve used the same name if they’re gonna copy everything else. Have you checked out the Black Ops Editon? [128], On 21 November 2013, the Dutch Minister of Defense announced that the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has selected the MQ-9 Reaper Block-V as its new MALE UAV. The Dutch MQ-9 is to have the Synthetic Aperture Radar with the Maritime Search option and also a special ground search radar with more range and electronic sensors to detect ground radar and signals.  +  It sounds like that Shelby conversion is just a pipe dream at this point. Ford did the Raptor from the ground up! [45][46] The aircraft also has the sensor ball replaced with a high-definition camera, better communications so ground controllers can see the higher quality video, software to enable automatic detection of threats and tracking of 12 moving targets at once, and the ability to "super ripple" fire missiles within 0.32 seconds of each other. With the help of Southern Comfort Automotive, the Reaper features some pretty attention-grabbing visuals. if your out 4×4 you need all the horse power you need. We will have to wait for official info, although some leaked sources are reporting ab Chevy can’t think for themselves. According to journalist David Cenciotti, the drone was lost after being jammed by Russian Wagner militias working in support of the Libyan National Army. the guy said Foreign brands just as or more capable of making an equal or better truck, I’d personally prefer a ford though I’ll get more value out of a Tundra. They just take all the ideas of ford n multiply them just to top ford. The rest is history. It had payload capacity of 475 pounds (215 kg), a ceiling of 60,000 feet (18 km) and endurance of 12 hours. [31][32][33], A typical MQ-9 system consists of multiple aircraft, ground control station, communications equipment, maintenance spares, and personnel. [170], On 24 May 2012, General Atomics conducted the successful first flight of its upgraded MQ-9 Block 1-plus Reaper. Go to the Raptor forums and read about the dozens of engine/transmission/electrical/brake/rear end problems. You will have the number of vehicles of the type you want that are registered and street legal, but you won't have those that were exported, junked or simply never registered. Lots of dumb…. Doesn’t a Lamborghini and Pagani look different? On 18 September 2018, the Air Force announced that an MQ-9 armed with an air-to-air missile successfully shot down a smaller target drone in November 2017. It’s really hard to say which truck is a more capable option. That Reaper looks like they put it together in 2 weeks. this is for bobby get your pos chinese made truck out of here and get some american muscle. Chevy man till the day I die I’ll take a broken dodge before I take a new Ford but I own a Chevy because I love them. With the exception of the 7.3 power stroke ford has not had a good motor in the 2000s! General Atomics will partner with Spanish Company SENER to deliver unarmed versions to Spain, making it the fifth European country to order the Reaper. 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