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De-Ice/Anti-Ice solution for the MQ-9 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft
The Air Force Special Operations Command has the urgent need to improve the combat capability of currently fielded MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) by integrating an active or passive De-icing system. The current MQ-9 was fielded without the exact understanding of how it was affected by icing. Due to the lack of data, the Air Force imposed conservative flight restrictions in order to reduce the risk to the weapons system. AFSOC is interested in the development and testing of innovative De-ice technologies that allow the MQ-9 to cruise in light icing and visible moisture.