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Predator and Reaper fleet amassed more than 4 million flight hours
Mar 12, 2019
 

The fleet of MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft has now amassed more than 4 million flight hours, according to a news release put out by U.S. Air Combat Command.

The Predator and Reaper have now been flown more than 4 million hours in support of a 24-hour mission around the world conducting persistent attack and reconnaissance; search and rescue and strike and support to civil authority missions in support of multiple combatant commands.

In contrast, here is how a few other reconnaissance asset flight hours stack up: The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint has flown a little more than 1 million hours and the U-2 Dragon Lady has flown 485,000 hours. Both of those numbers are calculated over the lifetime of the program, with data being gathered as far back as the 1960s.

https://defence-blog.com/news/predator-and-reaper-fleet-amassed-more-than-4-million-flight-hours.html
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:41:00 AM by rangerrebew »
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