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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and CAIG Wing Loong

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper CAIG Wing Loong
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (also known as Predator B) is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It's able to perform an autonomous flight operations or remotely controlled ones (with a human ground controller). It was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and the main reason of its creation were the combat needs of United States Air Force. 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-9 Reaper CAIG Wing Loong
Type: long-endurance, high-altitude Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States China
Produced: 2007 2009
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,900 km (1,200 mi) 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
Max speed: 482 km/h 280 km/h
Service ceiling: 15,420 m 5,000 m
Weight empty: 2,223 kg (4,901 lb)
Weight max: 4,760 kg (10,494 lb)
Armament: 7 hardpoints, on the two inboard weapons stations 680kg, on the two middle stations 340 kg, on the outboard stations 68 kg Air-to-surface weapons - 200kg




Length: 11 m 9 m
Width: 20 m 14 m
Height: 3.81 m 2.77 m


General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt - commons file, Public Domain, License
CAIG Wing Loong
CAIG Wing Loong
Author: By FFA P-16 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License