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General Atomics MQ-1 predator

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In the ACTD, a crew of Navy and Army Navy pilots operated a General Atomics MQ-1B Predator. It was a remote-piloted, multi-mission aircraft at medium altitude, and carried two AGM-114 Hellfire rockets. It is powered by a Rotax 914 engine. Since 1996, the MQ-1B Predator was in use.

MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, remotely piloted aircraft

The MQ-1B Predator, an American armed and remotely piloted aircraft, is used by both the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, California developed the MQ-1B Predator, a multi-mission, medium altitude aircraft. The pilot is a qualified aircraft pilot and sensor/weapons operators and is controlled from a Ground Control Station thousands miles away.

The Reaper is a significant advance in UAV technology. The Reaper can target time-sensitive targets and detonate them using either a 500-pound bomb or a HELLFIRE weapon. The Reaper drone is the first to be certified by the military and the largest UAV on the planet.

It is equipped two AGM-114 Hellfire munitions

Two AGM-114 Hellfire cruise rockets are reportedly carried by the General Atomics predator mq 1. These missiles, which can be used for ground and aerial strikes, were made for terrorist attacks in early 2000s. One Hellfire weapon carries two AGM-114 Hellfire weapons, one for an enemy tank and another for an unidentified goal. The armed Predator is the mainstay of US anti-terror UAV operations, and it has proven to be an invaluable asset.

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The cost was a major challenge for the Hellfire missiles. The new missiles were more expensive than the old one and the launcher is much more costly. General Atomics engineers understood that a Predator's wings could not support the two Hellfire missiles. The engineers had to design a new wings with hardpoints in order to hold them. The wing ribs and cross brackets on the Predator were modified to accommodate the launchers. General Atomics engineers also had the task of redesigning the wing points for the single rail launcher. Big Safari quickly acquired multi-rail launchers for the Navy.

It is powered with a Rotax 914

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. designed the MQ-1B Predator to replace F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter-jet. It weighs approximately 2,000 lbs and is powered with a Rotax 914 turboprop motor. The aircraft's service life is up to 10 year, and the MQ-1B version is currently in production.

The MQ-1 is a modified GA Gnat 750. It is used in forward observation and reconnaissance by the United States Air Force, and the Central Intelligence Agency. It can be equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfiremissiles. The aircraft was first used in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the 1990s. Since then, the U.S. military has used the aircraft in numerous combat operations including NATO bombings against Yugoslavia and the civil war in Libya.

It was operated by a combined Army/Navy team during the ACTD

In January 1994, the Predator program began as an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration. The mission of the demonstration was to examine the capabilities of long-endurance medium-altitude unmanned aircraft. During the ACTD, prototypes from the program, known as RQ-1s were used. In March 1994, the Army and Navy operated a single Predator that was attached to a Military Intelligence Battalion (Low Intensity) unit in Orlando, Florida.

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Air Force and Army have had a great working relationship for many decades. However, the Predator is an exceptional case. The relationship has remained strong between the two service, but the Army brass is well-known for being fiercely competitive. The Army retained the Gray Eagle despite the Air Force trying to take control of Predator from Army. Later, the MQ-1C was upgraded and a combined Army/Navy team could operate it during the ACTD.

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  1. Make sure you have the right tools. Before you begin anything, ensure you have all of the necessary tools. You'll need a soft brush (or a toothbrush) and cleaning solution (we recommend WD40)
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