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US Air Force write off all Predator shock drones

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The US Air Force Command decided to write off all the MQ-1 Predator drone drone aircraft in service from the 2005 of the year (from the 1995 of the year in the reconnaissance version of the RQ-1). According to Defense News, the last flight as part of the US Air Force Predator will take place on 9 March 2018, after which the US military will use only drones MQ-9 Reaper. In this case, the contract flights of MQ-1 in the Middle East on the order of private military companies will be conducted until December of this year.


US Air Force write off all Predator shock drones


The length of the Predator is 8,2 meters, the wingspan is 16,8 meters, and the height is 2,1 meters. The device with a maximum take-off weight of 1,02 tons can reach speeds up to 217 kilometers per hour and be in the air up to 24 hours. The range of the drone over the radio channel is limited to 1,1 thousands of kilometers, but when using a satellite control system is determined only by the stock of fuel. The MQ-1 is equipped with two suspension points for air-to-surface missiles and a multispectral guidance and reconnaissance system. The calculation of one device consists of two people - the pilot and operator of sensors and weapons.

In total, the Predator 360 drones were assembled in the US for all time. These vehicles were used in several military conflicts and operations, including in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Balkans.

Previously, the US Army refused to use the MQ-1 Predator UAVs, considering these devices obsolete. In 2009, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle assault unmanned aerial vehicles began to arrive in service with the American Army, representing a profound modernization of the Predator. In particular, these vehicles are equipped with satellite control systems, have a maximum take-off weight of 1,6 tons and are equipped with four suspension points for rockets or light bombs, reports "N + 1"
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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 21 February 2018 15: 50
    +3
    And where are the written-off denut ..? Not like the Americans.
    1. Dormidont
      Dormidont 21 February 2018 15: 51
      +4
      to the brothers
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 21 February 2018 15: 53
        +8
        Impact UAVs to anyone they don’t sell ...
        1. behemot
          behemot 21 February 2018 17: 06
          +1
          lousy bearded, in holy jihad with Russia.
          1. Shura Sailors
            Shura Sailors 21 February 2018 17: 46
            +5
            As an option. Moreover, if at first the APU was asked by the Yankees about the "javelins", now there are conversations of the "javelins" and something else. Needless Wishlist is just Wishlist, but on the other hand, why not? Drones have served their own in the American army, now they are not a pity for the expense (if anything). And the experience of using against a serious opponent (and not the 'Papuans') will not be superfluous
      2. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 26 February 2018 19: 36
        0
        So it is for the MO of Russia to purchase these decommissioned B.U., for there are no drums ...
    2. In100gram
      In100gram 21 February 2018 16: 39
      +4
      Quote: Zaurbek
      And where are the written-off denut ..? Not like the Americans.

      PMCs will probably use request
  2. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 21 February 2018 15: 50
    +1
    Now a wide sale of drones will begin.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 February 2018 15: 56
    +15
    Here is the MQ-1C Gray Eagle - similar
  4. AntiFREEZ
    AntiFREEZ 21 February 2018 16: 00
    +27
    Survived. The Americans are already written off, but we have not yet created the same class. am
    1. Ryazan87
      Ryazan87 21 February 2018 18: 31
      +3
      alas, even the Orion is still only in prototypes ..
    2. Setrac
      Setrac 21 February 2018 19: 20
      +1
      Quote: AntiFREEZ
      Survived. The Americans are already written off, but we have not yet created the same class.

      our heads are better
      1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 21 February 2018 19: 41
        +6
        Are you really like that, or are you pretending to be?
      2. stone
        stone 21 February 2018 19: 41
        +2
        Better, it’s better only nafig nobody needs, because the functions of a modern UAV are completely different!
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 21 February 2018 19: 44
          +1
          Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
          Are you really like that, or are you pretending to be?

          And really such
          Quote: stone
          Better, it’s better only nafig nobody needs, because the functions of a modern UAV are completely different!

          Exactly, the problem is not in industry. Aircraft manufacturers will stamp such UAVs as they need. The problem is that the army does not understand what they need and why.
          1. Lynx33
            Lynx33 22 February 2018 07: 05
            +1
            Exactly, but now we are stamping hundreds. Still, the GOSTs for drones would be accepted by others, we are too busy with papers for VP.
    3. kamski
      kamski 23 February 2018 11: 25
      +1
      but Eato doesn’t have ANALOGUES !!!
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 February 2018 16: 01
    +15
    And here is the MQ-9 Reaper.
    Feathering is different. Those - down below 45.
    This one is up 45
    1. KasDS
      KasDS 21 February 2018 16: 37
      +1
      I think not only that laughing wink
  6. Terenin
    Terenin 21 February 2018 16: 18
    +6
    US Air Force write off all Predator shock drones, and force them to buy Western partners for NATO. And where will they go! wink
    1. BVS
      BVS 21 February 2018 16: 22
      0
      Is this good or bad in your opinion? And to whom - NATO or Russia?
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 21 February 2018 17: 39
        +5
        Quote: bvs
        Is this good or bad in your opinion? And to whom - NATO or Russia?

        My opinion: there are two fools in the market, one is selling, the other is buying, but this is when voluntarily. And in this case "" is obvious. winked Or are there doubts?
        Well, if the United States forces Russia to buy them, and even shun them from Syria by militants controlled by a coalition, then request
    2. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
      Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 21 February 2018 16: 30
      +7
      and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will sit and bite its elbows, its like it was not, and is not
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 21 February 2018 17: 46
        +6
        Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will sit and bite its elbows, its like it was not, and is not

        As you know, it is best to bite your elbows together. And, as we see in Shoigu, this with the military-industrial complex begins to work out. wink
      2. Ascetic
        Ascetic 21 February 2018 18: 34
        +4
        Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will sit and bite its elbows, its like it was not, and is not

        We, as always, are harnessed for a long time but the first strike UAV “Zenica” is going fast, they plan to put in the troops this year in a quantity of 250 pieces. after the GI .... Let's see

        Length - 7,5 m.
        Wingspan - 2 m.
        Height - 1,4 m.
        The maximum take-off weight is 1080 kg.
        Cruising flight speed - 650 km \ h.;
        Maximum flight speed - 820 km \ h.;
        Maximum flight range - 750 km .;
        Maximum flight height - 9100 m.;
        Aircraft engine type: jet
        Powerplant: small-sized gas turbine fully printed on a 3D printer (VIAM and FPI collaboration)
        The launch of the Zenica drone will be carried out from an aircraft and is intended to deliver accurate strikes on the positions of a potential enemy. A rather narrow scope of application of this aircraft pays off for its high potential, since due to its high maneuverability, resistance to large overloads and aerodynamic design, an air vehicle can penetrate the enemy’s defensive lines and deliver powerful point strikes against pre-installed targets (with their stationary location).


        The development of an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Zenica model was carried out by Russian aircraft designers based on the Tupolev Tu-143 Flight UAV, which is expressed in a certain similarity of designs.
        link
        1. stone
          stone 21 February 2018 19: 51
          +7
          Well, who needs such a UAV from the last century? You brought performance characteristics, but where is the flight duration ?! The essence of modern UAVs is to hang over a theater, conduct reconnaissance, and, if necessary, strike with high-precision weapons. It is desirable to be inconspicuous. The modern version of the product of the 70s does not meet the requirements of the present day.
          1. poquello
            poquello 21 February 2018 21: 22
            +1
            Quote: stone
            The essence of modern UAVs hanging over a theater

            and they hang for a long time in modern TVD?
            1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
              Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 22 February 2018 01: 35
              +3
              But does this sag for a long time?
              1. poquello
                poquello 22 February 2018 09: 38
                0
                Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
                But does this sag for a long time?

                and this task is not worth hanging
                1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
                  Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 22 February 2018 20: 02
                  +2
                  we can say that he doesn’t need to fly, only there’s no sense
                  1. poquello
                    poquello 22 February 2018 21: 43
                    0
                    Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
                    we can say that he doesn’t need to fly, only there’s no sense

                    if you do not bother to read
                    Quote: Ascetic
                    due to its high maneuverability, resistance to heavy overloads and aerodynamic design, the airborne vehicle can penetrate the enemy’s defensive lines and deliver powerful point strikes against pre-installed targets
                    1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
                      Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 22 February 2018 21: 46
                      +2
                      I am glad that you can read, a very useful skill, except for jokes; Now tell me who needs it if the morph has long been boasted about with airborne cruise missiles with exactly the same goals. And who needs it, if it can’t effectively do absolutely nothing of what modern drones value.
                      1. poquello
                        poquello 22 February 2018 21: 53
                        +1
                        Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
                        airborne cruise missiles with exactly the same goals

                        ahem, this is a returnable car, the Americans do not disdain planning bombs in view of their cheaper price in comparison with kr, but aren't we worth it? AI MO, you probably know better what to value
        2. kamski
          kamski 23 February 2018 11: 31
          +3
          do you understand the goals and objectives of the UAV ??? Hanging in a certain square and the longer the better, and so with a dozen of such UAVs, they squander in the square for days and complete the task !!! Sense from this Zenica this product the beginning of 70 years which is presented as a modern product.
      3. ver_
        ver_ 25 February 2018 04: 54
        0
        ... he needs anachreon ..., very big ..- horseradish from the * part * quietly pull out for sale ..
  7. Falcond
    Falcond 21 February 2018 16: 36
    +3
    Quickly their samples change!
    If things go on like this, it will be like in the auto industry: 2-3 years - restyling and a couple of years - and a new model!))
  8. Serpent Pliskin
    Serpent Pliskin 21 February 2018 16: 42
    +2
    and what about them, the reapers are already a lot sloppy, what at once decided to switch to them?
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 21 February 2018 17: 30
      +4
      Serial production is running.
    2. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 21 February 2018 22: 45
      +4
      In 2014 there were 163. In 2016 - 177. In a word, it goes to two hundred ...
  9. Lexus
    Lexus 21 February 2018 22: 50
    +5
    MQ-9 Reaper is much more powerful. They are producing it now. And the MQ-1 Predator, I suppose, is simply already running out of resources, which is why they were written off.
  10. solovald
    solovald 22 February 2018 09: 10
    +3
    “Morally obsolete”, “new generation of UAVs” ... Unfortunately, it does not sound in relation to our army.
  11. bogart047
    bogart047 22 February 2018 09: 46
    +1
    sell how to drink to give. Another 10 years will push spare parts for him at a price