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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and CAIG Wing Loong II

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper CAIG Wing Loong II
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. 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-9 Reaper CAIG Wing Loong II
Type: long-endurance, high-altitude Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States China
Produced: 2007 2015
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,900 km (1,200 mi)
Max speed: 482 km/h 370 km/h
Service ceiling: 15,420 m 9,900 m
Weight empty: 2,223 kg (4,901 lb)
Weight max: 4,760 kg (10,494 lb) 4,200 kg (9,259 lb)
Armament: 7 hardpoints, on the two inboard weapons stations 680kg, on the two middle stations 340 kg, on the outboard stations 68 kg Bombs: FT-10, FT-9, FT-7, GB7, GB4. Missiles: BRM1, AKD-10, BA-7. Up to 480 kg.




Length: 11 m 11 m
Width: 20 m 20.5 m
Height: 3.81 m 4.1 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 II
CAIG Wing Loong II
Author: By Mztourist - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License