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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and Shahed 129

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Shahed 129
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 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-9 Reaper Shahed 129
Type: long-endurance, high-altitude Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: United States Iran
Produced: 2007 2012-present
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,900 km (1,200 mi) 3,400 km (2,100 mi)
Max speed: 482 km/h
Service ceiling: 15,420 m 7,300 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 Bombs: 4 × Sadid-345 PGM




Length: 11 m 8 m
Width: 20 m 16 m
Height: 3.81 m 3.1 m


General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt - commons file, Public Domain, License
Shahed 129
Shahed 129
Author: By Fars News Agency, CC BY 4.0, License