|Copyright: Derrick Hanzo (afderrick)
|Date Taken: 2008-12-15|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 14:29|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system The MQ-1's primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. When the MQ-1 is not actively pursuing its primary mission, it acts as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander-owned theater asset for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of the Joint Forces commander.
The MQ-1 Predator is a system, not just an aircraft. A fully operational system consists of four aircraft (with sensors), a ground control station, a Predator Primary Satellite Link, or PPSL, along with operations and maintenance crews for deployed 24-hour operations.
This particular predator I have a picture of has 4 kills, indicated on the front side.
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- [2009-01-28 17:39]
Interesting subject matter Derrick. Seen many maned war planes from WWII with marking to indicate kills but I wasn't aware that unmaned "planes" have the same markings.
I think th crop should have included the whole drome. Other wise your point and shoot did a good job.
Intéressante image accompagnée par une bonne explication de ce redoutable avion sans pilote.
Les détails sont bien présents grâce à une bonne netteté.
Merci du partage.