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General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and CAIG Wing Loong

General Atomics MQ-1 Predator CAIG Wing Loong
MQ-1 Predator - UCAV (unmanned combat aerial vehicle) manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - an American defense and energy corporation. It was used by United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency. The drone was used in Afghanistan, Pakistan, as well as during the intervention of NATO in Bosnia. Recently, it was used in 2014, during the intervention in Syria. The CAIG Wing Loong can be also called the Chengdu Pterodactyl I. It's a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It was developed in People's Republic of China by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. The general idea of its creators was to provide a vehicle, that can be used as a surveillance and aerial reconnaissance platform.
Name: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator CAIG Wing Loong
Type: medium-altitude, long-endurance Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States China
Produced: 1995–2018 2009
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,250 km (777 mi) 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
Max speed: 217 km/h 280 km/h
Service ceiling: 7,600 m 5,000 m
Weight empty: 513 kg (1,130 lb)
Weight max: 1020 kg (2,249 lb)
Armament: 2 hardpoints to carry combinations of 2 × AGM-114 Hellfire (MQ-1B), 4 × AIM-92 Stinger (MQ-1B), 6 × AGM-176 Griffin air-to-surface missiles Air-to-surface weapons - 200kg




Length: 8.23 m 9 m
Width: 14.8 m 14 m
Height: 2.1 m 2.77 m


General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt -, Public Domain, License
CAIG Wing Loong
CAIG Wing Loong
Author: By FFA P-16 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License