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GENERAL ATOMICS PREDATOR UAV MQ-1

Predator is considered the most combat-proven UAV in the world. Predators are designed for combat missions focusing on Intelligence, Predator UAVSurveillance, and Reconnaissance, Weapons Delivery, and Bomb Damage Assessment. The Predator is a weaponized UAV. The Predator carries precision air-to-ground weapons. Predator has the highest operational readiness rate in the U.S. Air Force and is also operational with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Government, and the Italian Air Force.The U.S. Army’s Predator variant, the I-GNAT® ER/Sky Warrior® Alpha, provides the precision capability to detect, identify, track, and engage time-sensitive targets in support of Army and U.S. Marine Corps ground forces.

Max altitude: 25,000 feet.
Max endurandce: 40 hours.
Wing span: 55 feet
Max TKO: 2550 lbs.
Max speed: 120 knts.

Predator payloads:
Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) video cameras
Laser designators
Hellfire missiles.

Additionally, the aircraft may be equipped with GA-ASI’s Lynx® Multi-mode Radar, a sophisticated all-weather radar that displays photographic quality imagery of targets.

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