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UK Buying the predator + New Drones

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posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 02:13 PM
i read in the daily mirror today that the mod was giving details about 2 new drones for the royal navy, so found out more info:-

it also says britain are buying the preditor uav from america to give more air support to british troops in afghanistan.

just thought id post the info on here for those that haven't heard

Mod Edit - title spelling

[edit on 3-10-2006 by masqua]

posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 06:29 PM
already posted posted it in weapons forum

posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 11:54 PM
Ah, leave it to the media to get it wrong, the UK is interested in purchasing two MQ-9 Reaper UCAV's (formally known as the Predator B), along with numerous other support systems. The MQ-9 has a WAY better payload capability than the original Predator, while still maintaining impressive performance specifications and more advance sensors. It can carry 14 Hellfire II missiles, two 500 Lb GBU-12 II LBG's, AIM-92 Stinger (ATAS) missiles and one 500 Lb JDAM. Future integration of other weapons systems are also probable, AIM-120 and AIM-9 are just some of the possibilities.

UK Requests MQ-9 Reaper
USAF Designates Reaper to MQ-9
MQ-9 Reaper

[edit on 2-10-2006 by WestPoint23]

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 09:27 AM
Actually the MQ-9 is still known as the Predator (Predator B), it’s the USAF that calls it the Reaper.

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 10:33 AM
As Bodrul sated, this topic already exists in the weapons forum.

Please direct comments to the preceding thread.

Thanks...closing this one.

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