Pioneer RQ-2A UAV

Rear view of gray Pioneer RQ-2A UAV hanging in museum
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The RQ-2A provides field commanders with real-time reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and battle damage information. Ground controllers pilot the aircraft over its 185-kilometer (115-mile) range. The RQ-2A can be recovered by flying into a large net aboard a ship or by using a tail hook and arresting wire on land. Highlighted in this image is the vertical stabilizers of the Pioneer RQ-2A UAV.




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