Manufactured by General Atomics, the Reaper sports a 900 hp turbo-prop engine, somewhat more powerful than its predecessor's 119 bhp engine.
NASA's Altair UAV is identical to the Reaper, though its payload is measured off in peace-time goodies - the payload bay in the nose of the UAV can carry 700 pounds of sesnors, imaging equipment and other instruments
NASA's Altair UAV again, this time wearing an ocean colour sensor, a passive microwave vertical sounder and an electro-optical sensor
NASA's Altair UAV with the payload area filled with a satelltie antenna, electro-optical/infrared and ocean colour sensors
The Reaper MQ-9
The ground station currently runs one person per UAV but plans are underway for up to 16 UAVs per ground station to become operative