MQ-9 Reaper, The Drone Annihilated Qassem Soleimani The Ninth Series Multifunction Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, designated the MQ-9 “Reaper” or Predator B, It is a high-level, remotely piloted weapon platform that can deliver instant action with very accurate engagement to the US Air Force (USAF). But to get to this war device that seems to have emerged from the Terminator movie, USAF has followed a number of projects from companies in the field that seek to meet the needs of the force, which aimed for a remotely piloted aircraft with enhanced high persistence capability, flying over combat areas night and day expecting a target to become visible under any conditions, as well as complementing piloted attack aircraft carrying higher amounts of war material. In early 2001, a generic Atomics project first flew as a prototype called “Predator B-001”, which was powered by a 950hp AlliedSignal Garrett turboprop engine, but did not extend its speed to more than 410 km/h, carried only 340 kg of payload, but they worked at an altitude of 15,000 m with autonomy of 30 hours, very considerable for an early-series prototype and in the early years of the 21st century. Noting some power and service ceiling limitations, General updated the prototype structure and design, giving way to turbojet engines with more noticeable thrusts, however, in the quest to carry much higher payload than designed, making a maximum roof of over 16,000 km and increasing autonomy to 36 hours, the Predator B-001 maintained the TPE-331-10YGD turboprop engine and, , in October 2001, the USAF signed an initial contract for two Predator B-001 and 002 for competency assessment, with designation YMQ-9s, being delivered in 2002, being renamed to Reaper, although still mentioning them as Predator B due to the generic factor. The MQ-9 “Reaper” became the most logical evolutionary drone in the series that was conceived as an armed reconnaissance platform with better performance capabilities in a larger structure. The MQ-9 Reaper was launched for service in 2007 and so far plays an important role in US efforts in the “War on Terror” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other areas of great tension. The MQ-9 system is fully portable and can be divided into airborne sections on a Lockheed C-130 freighter or similar. The basic unmanned aircraft design allows for takeoff and landing on almost any uncontrolled surface. The Reaper is capable of carrying and delivering ammunition to external hardpoints such as “Hellfire” GBU-12 or GBU-38 Paveway II guided bombs. The operation of the reaper drone is performed through a series of support vehicles and ground equipment stations, which has two specialized operators, a safe way for the US to keep pilots away from the risk of any hostile action on contested territories. Some articles report that the onboard camera can read a license plate about 2 miles away, and an operator’s command takes only 1.2 s to reach the drone via a unique satellite link. According to 2015 USAF data, the killer drone has a 900 hp Honeywell TPE331-10GD turboprop engine, reaching a cruising speed of around 322 km / h, hovering over the air through a wingspan of 20.1 m, 11 m long and 3.8 m high, at a unit cost of $ 64.2 million tax quoted in 2006, obtaining in its inventory about 93 drones. Through its functions of coordinated attack, persistence and promotion of enemy exhaustion, Reaper participated in one of the most important operations of his career, the death of General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful man on the night of Thursday, January 2, 2020. The operation to kill Soleimani is believed to have been overseen by the CIA. There are no US operational drone bases in the Iraq region, specifically there are air bases at Ali al-Salem in Kuwait, at Al Udeid in Qatar, and at Al Dafra in the United Arab Emirates. The pilots who operated the Reaper possibly controlled from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, but they are also posted to the CIA at the base Langley, in Virginia. According to a declassified US Department of Justice legal report, the White House may order a drone attack against a target only in the “near certainty” classification of the target’s presence. Surely Reaper is a silent and highly accurate killer machine that liquidates the enemy on any terrain, With the exceptional advantage, it does not employ pilots on board, denies the enemy space and lives are spared in the highest degree of conflict.