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General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and Shahed 129

General Atomics MQ-1 Predator Shahed 129
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 Shahed 129 is an Iranian unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) with a single-engine. It's a medium-altitude long-endurance model, designed by Shahed Aviation Industries. The Shahed 129 can be used for both combat and reconnaissance missions. The UAV was used for airstrikes in the Syrian Civil War. This vehicle is supposed to be the backbone of the Iranian high'end UCAV fleet for ten or more years.
Name: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator Shahed 129
Type: medium-altitude, long-endurance Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States Iran
Produced: 1995–2018 2012-present
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,250 km (777 mi) 3,400 km (2,100 mi)
Max speed: 217 km/h
Service ceiling: 7,600 m 7,300 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 Bombs: 4 × Sadid-345 PGM




Length: 8.23 m 8 m
Width: 14.8 m 16 m
Height: 2.1 m 3.1 m


General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt -, Public Domain, License
Shahed 129
Shahed 129
Author: By Fars News Agency, CC BY 4.0, License