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    General Atomics Offers 2 Reaper Drones to Ukraine for $1

    General Atomics Offers 2 Reaper Drones to Ukraine for

    SAN — San Diego's General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently offered to provide two MQ-9 Reaper drones to for $1 but first must get approval from the U.S. government.

    In a public statement released Wednesday, General Atomics Aeronautical Chief Executive Linden Blue confirmed that the company recently proposed transferring company-owned Reapers — plus the ground control station to operate them — to help Ukraine in its war with .

    The company also would train the first group of remote pilots and maintenance personnel for the Reaper at no charge.

    Blue released the statement after The Wall Street Journal reported the story Tuesday after reviewing a letter from Blue to Ukraine's lead defense official in .

    “From the outset of the Russian invasion, we began looking for options to respond to the requests of Ukrainian forces with our products, including the MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray Eagle,” said Blue. “Factoring in hardware and training that is essentially free, the offer is a remarkable deal with no strings attached. All that is required is approval from the U.S. government.”

    The White House declined to comment to the Journal, and the Pentagon didn't respond to a request for comment from Politico, which also published a similar story.

    While many of the recent headlines around supplying weapons to Ukraine have focused on tanks and F-16 fighter jets, Blue contends that General Atomics'…

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