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General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and CAIG Wing Loong II

General Atomics MQ-1 Predator CAIG Wing Loong II
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. CAIG Wing Loong II is the second version of an unmanned combat aerial vehicle under the same name, with number I. It was first introduced in 2015 during Aviation Expo China in Beijing. The machine is able to achieve a long strike with a satellite link.
Name: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator CAIG Wing Loong II
Type: medium-altitude, long-endurance Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States China
Produced: 1995–2018 2015
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,250 km (777 mi)
Max speed: 217 km/h 370 km/h
Service ceiling: 7,600 m 9,900 m
Weight empty: 513 kg (1,130 lb)
Weight max: 1020 kg (2,249 lb) 4,200 kg (9,259 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 Bombs: FT-10, FT-9, FT-7, GB7, GB4. Missiles: BRM1, AKD-10, BA-7. Up to 480 kg.




Length: 8.23 m 11 m
Width: 14.8 m 20.5 m
Height: 2.1 m 4.1 m


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