MQ-9 Reaper UAV

Politico: Drone maker offers to sell 2 Reapers to Ukraine for $1  

Although, Kyiv would be on the hook for shipping and maintenance costs. 

California-based drone maker General Atomics has offered to send two Reaper drones to Ukraine for $1 and is waiting for the U.S. government’s approval, the company’s CEO confirmed Wednesday. 

The announcement from the firm’s CEO late on Wednesday comes after months of talks between Kyiv, the Biden administration and the company over providing Ukraine with the long-duration drones operated by the U.S. Air Force. 

But the issue has remained in limbo due to concerns over transferring sensitive technologies to Ukraine.  

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Update #1: U.S. firm reportedly offers Ukraine 2 Reaper drones for $1, plus $10 million in shipping and handling — The Week

Update #2: US Offers MQ-9 Reaper Drones To Ukraine! General Atomics Ready To Sell ‘Cutting Edge’ UAVs For $1 — WSJ — EurAsian Times  

WNU Editor: The range of the MQ-9 Reaper drone is 1,850km (link here), well within range of launching a strike against the Kremlin itself.