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The MQ-99 is a combat UAV developed by Gründer Industries.


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MQ-99s were utilized by Erusea the Lighthouse War. Developed using Belkan UAV technology, the MQ-99 is capable of being launched from container trucks and shipping containers, making it ideal for sneak attacks and lightning strikes. In May 2019, Erusea shipped multiple containers of MQ-99s to Osea. Remotely activating them, the MQ-99s launched and proceeded to attack Osean naval ports in OuredPort St. Hewlett, Aulick, Bana City, and other locations causing major damage to Osean naval forces.[2]

On May 17, 2019, five MQ-99s were launched to engage the Golem and Mage Squadrons over Scofields Plateau, but were shot down. On June 6, 2019, MQ-99s were dispatched to the International Space Elevator to prevent Vincent Harling's escape, where Golem and Mage Squadrons intercepted and shot them down.[3][4]

On July 4, 2019, MQ-99s were deployed to Roca Roja in order to defend the Erusean base from Osean attacks.[5] They were also deployed eight days later over Yinshi Valley in an effort to shoot down reconnaissance squadrons Cyclops and Strider, but were shot down by Spare Squadron.[1]

Following the Yinshi Valley operation, the Spare Squadron bombed an Erusean oil facility and oil tankers escaping in a sand storm during Operation Three of a Kind. MQ-99s later entered the airspace and engaged the squadron, forcing them to deal with drones whilst trying to find the tankers. Some MQ-99s hid within the sandstorm, hiding them from radar, and then launched surprise attacks from within the whirling sand.[6]

MQ-99s were not seen until Operation Gorgon on October 1, 2019, where unmanned F/A-18Fs overwrote the commands of stationary units, thereby launching them and engaging the Strider Squadron. All drones were ultimately shot down in the battle.[7]

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "First Contact", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. "This Means War", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  3. "Charge the Enemy", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  4. "Rescue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  5. "Long Day", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  6. "Pipeline Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  7. "Last Hope", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.