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Predator drones arranged for "wires to retire"

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A farewell ceremony for the MQ-1 Predator drones was held at the US Air Force Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, the military blog bmpd reported. The United States Department of Defense removed the MQ-1 from service, the last flight of this model was performed by the 9 in March.


Predator will be replaced by more advanced MQ-9 Reaper, the Pentagon said, the procedure should be completed before the end of the 2018 year. It is not planned to use decommissioned drones for civilian flights, all the devices removed from the Air Force will be sent for long-term storage at Davis Monten air base in Arizona, known as the “Aircraft Cemetery”.

Predator drones arranged for "wires to retire"


Multi-purpose drone MQ-1 Predator made the first flight in the 1994 year and was adopted a year later as an air reconnaissance aircraft. By the 2005, the Predator was equipped with two Hellfire ATGMs and the device became multipurpose. Total 360 drone is released, at least 80 of them crashed due to technical problems or were shot down. One of the reasons for writing off the devices was their insecurity from hacking by hackers. They found a laptop with reconnaissance data intercepted from a drone near a militant captured in Iraq. The total duration of the recordings was several days.



The last one who landed on the Creech Predator airbase was greeted with fountains from fire engines, the operators poured champagne on each other. The car was held at rest with military honors, covering the nose fairing with a radar with an American flag, reports RG-Force.

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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 12 March 2018 13: 17
    +8
    When already ours - go to school? winked
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT 12 March 2018 13: 31
      +5
      Yeah. We should at least be like that, otherwise Syria will soon be fighting for three years, and there has never been a heavy strike UAV on the horizon. We drive planes and helicopters in the old fashioned way. Somehow all this is sadly light. request
      1. Romka47
        Romka47 12 March 2018 13: 34
        +3
        And our media shout that our UAVs are not analogues ...
      2. Cxnumx
        Cxnumx 12 March 2018 13: 52
        +1
        Quote: RASKAT
        Yeah. We should at least be like that, otherwise Syria will soon be fighting for three years, and there has never been a heavy strike UAV on the horizon. We drive planes and helicopters in the old fashioned way. Somehow all this is sadly light.

        you cannot be the first in everything; always someone in something will still be better. as it turned out on March 1, we have unique impact underwater drones))
        1. RASKAT
          RASKAT 12 March 2018 14: 06
          +3
          There is a war Our pilots are dying too. An impact UAV could be created in three years. Moreover, we have almost everything for him. There are already developments and prototypes. this one Pile up with all organizations, make it a priority, and forward, tests immediately in hostilities. In the great Russian cannons, planes, weapons, etc. Developed and put into service in a matter of days and months. And here in the courtyard 21 century. There is simply no good kick from the top.
          I think so.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 March 2018 13: 19
    +5
    Romantic! What are all the same sentimental Americans. Killers with pure souls ...
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 12 March 2018 14: 25
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Killers with pure souls ...

      Well, they regularly clean them here.
      1. assa67
        assa67 12 March 2018 15: 39
        +2
        Quote: Angel_and_Demon
        all devices removed from the Air Force will be sent for long-term storage to the Davis-Monten air base in Arizona, known as the "Airplane Cemetery."

        kaanesna ... in the frame of the program of support for allies, they are shoving satellites for babosiki
  3. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 12 March 2018 13: 21
    +9
    The Americans are already escorting their impact drone to retire, and here they are only in the project ...
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 12 March 2018 13: 34
      0
      Quote: Archivist Vasya
      The Americans are already escorting their impact drone to retire, and here they are only in the project ...

      Not only... No. In 2017, tests of the domestic analogue of the MQ-1 Predator - the Orion UAV from the Kronstadt company took place.


      However, it should be understood that modern drones are not only the airframe and the engine, but first of all automated control and data transfer systems, advanced intelligence and observation tools.
  4. wicked pinnochio
    wicked pinnochio 12 March 2018 13: 22
    0
    and they will pay him a pension either for remelting or for sale
  5. NEOZ
    NEOZ 12 March 2018 13: 24
    0
    The car was driven to retire with military honors, covering the nose cone with an American flag radar ...

    these events somehow confuse me ..... or something .....
    What devices are escorted by covering the flag? M16? maybe something else?
    1. Skay
      Skay 12 March 2018 13: 37
      +1
      What devices are escorted by covering the flag?

      Boxes. Zinc.
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  7. XXXIII
    XXXIII 12 March 2018 13: 59
    0
    Predator drones arranged for "wires to retire"
    It’s not a pity like that, with a hammer on the lobbies, in a bag and in a pit ...... with a weapon that kills people the only way you need it ..... am
  8. Ravik
    Ravik 12 March 2018 14: 34
    0
    Patriots can also be covered with a flag ...
  9. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 12 March 2018 14: 35
    0
    "spent at rest with military honors, covering the nose cone with the American flag radar" - clowns)
  10. Radikal
    Radikal 12 March 2018 20: 43
    +2
    Quote: RASKAT
    Yeah. We should at least be like that, otherwise Syria will soon be fighting for three years, and there has never been a heavy strike UAV on the horizon. We drive planes and helicopters in the old fashioned way. Somehow all this is sadly light. request

    Well, you really! We have appeared "Dagger", "Vanguard", "Sarmat", and much more! Why do we need some kind of UAV ... wassat
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 12 March 2018 21: 15
      +2
      Quote: Radikal
      Quote: RASKAT
      Yeah. We should at least be like that, otherwise Syria will soon be fighting for three years, and there has never been a heavy strike UAV on the horizon. We drive planes and helicopters in the old fashioned way. Somehow all this is sadly light. request

      Well, you really! We have appeared "Dagger", "Vanguard", "Sarmat", and much more! Why do we need some kind of UAV ... wassat

      if so they drew it and drones finish! (urya) laughing
  11. Radikal
    Radikal 12 March 2018 21: 59
    0
    Quote: MadCat
    Quote: Radikal
    Quote: RASKAT
    Yeah. We should at least be like that, otherwise Syria will soon be fighting for three years, and there has never been a heavy strike UAV on the horizon. We drive planes and helicopters in the old fashioned way. Somehow all this is sadly light. request

    Well, you really! We have appeared "Dagger", "Vanguard", "Sarmat", and much more! Why do we need some kind of UAV ... wassat

    if so they drew it and drones finish! (urya) laughing

    yes good hi
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 13 March 2018 11: 46
    0
    The car was driven to rest with military honors, covering the nose cone with an American flag radar

    Judging by the photo, then the flag was removed and folded. Something this procedure reminds me of ... and this is clearly not retirement. smile
    And the nursing home for the "predator" is somehow strange called.
    all devices removed from the Air Force will be sent for long-term storage to the Davis-Monten air base in Arizona, known as the "Airplane Cemetery."