An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 19, prior to maintenance that will keep it flying and training the next generation of Air Force pilots and sensor operators. The MQ-9 Reaper is a medium-to-high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft system. The MQ-9's primary mission is as a persistent hunter-killer against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. The MQ-9's alternate mission is to act as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset, employing sensors to provide real-time data to commanders and intelligence specialists at all levels.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya