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posted on Jun, 25 2006 @ 10:21 PM
OK weapons experts-

I just watched the movie "SYRIANA" with George Clooney and Matt Damon, so what type of weapon did the CIA use to take out the Amir and his family riding in the Range Rover?

posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 10:48 AM

If it follows the screenplay here-

(Pgs. 120-126)

It's not anything. Clearly the imagery and context are intended to be those of a Predator drone. However; the AGM-114 Hellfire which is the most common Predator A2G weapon is not carried internally in a bay (the Predator has none), nor is it a dropfire missile (it fires forward, off a rail, which greatly restricts target geometries in many instances).

It should also be noted that if the Predator is truly 7 miles up, it is outside the launch envelope of the AGM-114B and probably also the K. It is also pressing the limits of the AAS-52 MTS to provide the video quality shown.

Having read Mr. Baer's book, I passed on the film.


posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 11:11 AM
It’s supposed to be the MQ-1L Predator UAV, this version is equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

Further Information can be found below.

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EDIT: Fixed Designation

[edit on 26-6-2006 by WestPoint23]

posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 01:00 PM

If it's armed, it cannot be an 'RQ' anything (M=special mission or missile-guided, R=Recce, Q=drone/expendable target, IIRR).

If it's not an MQ-9 Predator B (vee tail pointed up), it shouldn't be dorking around up at 35,000ft with weapons anyway.

2. The "Q" purpose letter used to be assigned for both target drones and recoverable UAVs. However, in 1997 a Q-for-UAV vehicle type letter was introduced in the designation system for manned aircraft, and since then the letter "Q" in the missile designation system is limited to targets.


20. The designations RQ-1A/B are used by the USAF for the whole Predator system, including ground equipment. The designations RQ-1K and RQ-1L apply to the UAVs of the RQ-1A and RQ-1B systems, respectively. The Predator GCS (Ground Control Station) is called RQ-1P, and the "Trojan SPIRIT II" SATCOM (Satellite Communication) station is designated RQ-1U. The designation MQ-1B refers to the Predator system with UAVs modified to carry the AGM-114 Hellfire anti-armour missile, and the armed UAVs are called MQ-1L. RQ-1Q is an upgraded GCS, and RQ-1W is a new SATCOM station (known as PPSL - Predator Primary Satellite Link). A further upgrade of the GCS is designated as MD-1A, though (in a new "D-for-Drone Control System" series).


posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 10:11 PM
Thanks for the replies guys.

A predator drone well that makes sense, I thought they were dropping a missle from a military satellite.

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