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Jet Powered Predator C? Plus a UAV Based on Rutan's Proteus

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 02:06 AM
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Despite repeated denials by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Pratt has won a competion to supply the negines to the secret UAV. Also Scaled Composates's Proteus may be the basis for another UAV. Now that would be one wicked looking aircraft!


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems officials have regularly denied the existence of the company's new, all-jet Predator C, an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft that's designed to compete with Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk for very long-endurance, high-altitude missions. However, Washington-based officials say Pratt & Whitney has won a secret competition to supply the engines for the Predator C, which is under construction and is to be rolled out later this year. General Atomics' plan is to offer an aircraft with 85% of the Global Hawk's performance at 25-50% of the price in a period of defense spending declines. Critics say sensor payloads drive up cost, not the airframes. Nonetheless, Northrop Grumman is offering a scaled-down Global Hawk plus a new UAV based on Scaled Composites' Proteus high-altitude research aircraft.
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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Its here now. The predator C.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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I think you'll find that Fred is perfectly aware of the Predator C. In case you didn't notice the original post is four years old so great kudos to Fred for that one!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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I think you'll find that Fred is perfectly aware of the Predator C. In case you didn't notice the original post is four years old so great kudos to Fred for that one!


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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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Thanks Waynos. Its interesting that the proteus has gone silent as it seems.

I have a thread up here in a giff about the Predator C's details.



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