UAV, General Atomics MQ-1L Predator A

White General Atomics MQ-1L Predator A UAV hanging in museum
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The Predator can provide near real-time reconnaissance using a satellite data link system and perform attack missions as well. It served over the Balkans and Afghanistan and during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. The most historic use of the Predator/Hellfire missile combination occurred when CIA ground forces directed attacks against al Qaeda forces during the opening months of the war on terrorism. Highlighted in this image are the missiles of the General Atomics MQ-1L Predator A UAV.

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Eric Long

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Aircraft; Aviation; Military; Unpiloted

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