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Unmanned aircraft systems.

MQ-9 Reaper

Primary function: Unmanned hunter/killer weapon system. Speed: 230 mph. Dimensions: Wingspan 66 ft.; length 36 ft.; height 12.5 ft. Range: 3,682 miles. Armament: AGM-114 Hellfire missiles; GBU-12, GBU-38 JDAM. Crew: Pilot and sensor operator on the ground.

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RQ-4A Global Hawk

Primary function: High-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance system. Speed: 390 mph. Dimensions: Wingspan 116 ft. 2 in.; length 44 ft. 4 in.; height 15 ft. 2 in. Range: 10,932 miles. Endurance: 35 hours. Crew: Three pilots and sensor operator on the ground.

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MQ-1B Predator

Primary function: Armed reconnaissance, airborne surveillance and target acquisition. Speed: Up to 135 mph. Dimensions: Wingspan 48 ft. 7 in.; length 27 ft.; height 6 ft. 9 in. Range: 454 miles. Armament; AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

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Scan Eagle

Primary function: Situational awareness and force protection. Speed: 55-80 mph. Dimensions: Wing-span 10.2 ft.; length 3.9 ft. Endurance: 20+ hours.

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RQ-11B Raven

Primary function: Provides day/night reconnaissance and surveillance with low altitude operation. Speed: 20-40 mph. Dimensions: Wingspan 4 feet 5 inches. Endurance: 60-90 minutes. Operating altitude: 100-500 feet.

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WASP-III (BATMAV)

Primary function: Provides day/night reconnaissance and surveillance with low altitude operation. Speed: 20-40 mph. Dimensions: Wingspan 28.5 inches; length 10 inches. Operating altitude: 150 to 500 feet.

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Title Annotation:INVENTORY
Publication:Airman
Article Type:List
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 15, 2010
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