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NEWS | April 30, 2024

MQ-9 joins CAS training, conducts first live munitions training in Korea during KFT 24

7th Air Force Public Affairs

An inert GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided munition fired from a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper impacts a simulated target at Pilsung Range, Republic of Korea, April 19, 2024. The MQ-9 Reaper participated in Korea Flying Training 24, the largest ROK-U.S. combined flying training event held annually on Korean peninsula, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed to the ROK and participated in live munitions training. During KFT 24 the aircraft was configured to participate in numerous training scenarios to rehearse its precision strike, close air support, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video) (Editor's Note: This declassified video has been edited for length, however, the events are depicted in sequential order.)