What does RQ-1 stand for?
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When was the RQ-1 Predator drone made?
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
|RQ-1 / MQ-1 Predator|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||General Atomics Aeronautical Systems|
|First flight||3 July 1994|
|Introduction||1 July 1995|
How much does a Predator drone missile cost?
As an example, the Predator Drone costs around $12 million. Each missile fired from the Predator costs an additional $70,000 or more.
What sensors does the MQ-1 Predator have?
The Predator carries the Multi-Spectral Targeting System, which integrates an infrared sensor, color/monochrome daylight TV camera, image-intensified TV camera, laser designator and laser illuminator.
What does MQ stand for drone?
The “M” is the DoD designation for multi-role, and “Q” means remotely piloted aircraft system. The “9” indicates it is the ninth in the series of remotely piloted aircraft systems. General Characteristics. Primary Function: Intelligence collection in support of strike, coordination, and reconnaissance missions.
How many missiles can a Predator drone carry?
The MQ-1B Predator is equipped with the Raytheon AN/AAS-52 Multi-spectral Targeting System (MTS-A), which includes Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) video cameras and laser designators. The MQ-1B carries up to two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.