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USAF gets its last Predator drone

March 7th, 2011 by David No Comments

The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV.

The US Air Force (USAF) has accepted delivery of its final Predator unmanned air vehicle (UAV).

The MQ-1 drone, tail number 268, was handed by Air Combat Command’s Irregular Warfare Division.

The MQ-1 is built by General Atomics. Operators include the US, UK, Italy and Turkey.

The USAF says that since the Predator’s maiden flight in July 1994, the type has amassed over 900,000 flight hours and kept mission capable rate over 90% in US service.

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