Predator C Avenger

USA GA-ASI UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  GA-ASI   
Predator C Avenger
Use(s): reconnaissance, overland and maritime surveillance, target acquisition/designation, weapons delivery, communications relay, EW, SIGINT Customers/Users: not yet being used Manufacturer: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) Powerplant: PW545B turbofan Dimensions: length: 13.4m, wingspan: 20.11m Weight: MTOW: 7,257kg, max payload: internal: 1,855kg, total: 2,722kg Performance: speed: 400kt; endurance: 20hr, ceiling: 50,000ft Payload: EO/IR, Lynx SAR/GMTI, SIGINT/ESM, communications relay, Hellfire missiles, GBU-12/49, GBU-16/48, GBU-31, GBU- 32, GBU-38, GBU-39, Data Link: C-band LoS, Ku-band BLoS satcom Guidance/ Tracking: INS/GPS Launch: conventional wheeled Recovery: conventional wheeled Structure Material: semi-monocoque composite using pre-impregnated bi-directional graphite skin and Nomex honeycomb stiffening panels Status: in production and test



Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

2014-02-25
Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

AN influential air power lobby group wants Australia to acquire long-range unmanned combat aircraft that can fire precision missiles against targets without risk to pilots.

Air Force to Test Raytheon Teams Hyperspectral UAV Sensor

2014-02-25
Air Force to Test Raytheon Teams Hyperspectral UAV Sensor

The U.S. Air Force will test a hyperspectral imaging sensor developed by a Raytheon-lead contracting team for the service’s MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.

US Customs grounds drone fleet after $12 million unmanned aircraft crashes off of California

2014-01-29
US Customs grounds drone fleet after $12 million unmanned aircraft crashes off of California

The United States Customs and Border Protection has grounded an entire fleet of drones, the agency admitted on Tuesday, after a mechanical function the night before forced a crew to crash an unmanned aircraft valued at $12 million.

Predator Drone Sends North Dakota Man to Jail

2014-01-28
Predator Drone Sends North Dakota Man to Jail

What do you say to a drone that makes an arrest? This was no joke for a North Dakota farmer who has the dubious honor of being the first American sentenced to prison with the assistance of a Predator drone.


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