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Predator C Avenger
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
4 April 2009
Origin: United States of America
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
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Description: The Predator C Avenger is a Pratt & Whitney PW545B jet-powered version of the successful Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is more survivable in higher threat environments and provides military customers with an expanded quick-response armed reconnaissance capability. A pure reconnaissance version will be capable of carrying a wide-area surveillance system internally for special mission applications. The Avenger multi-mission aircraft has been funded and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The first flight was completed successfully from Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale, California, on April 4, 2009.
Predator C Avenger features higher operational and transit speeds than current Predator-series aircraft, resulting in fast response and rapid repositioning for improved mission flexibility and survivability. Besides, the new unmanned aerial system (UAS) provides wide-area surveillance, armed reconnaissance, border surveillance, time-sensitive strike, and quick response capability for use against conventional and asymmetric threats such as terrorists and pirates. Its sensor package will include Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and various Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) camera systems.
Predator C Avenger Specifications
Number of Engines: 1
Length: 44 foot (13.4 meter)
Wingspan: 66 foot (20.1 meter)
Ceiling: 50,000 foot (15,240 meter)
Max Range: 1,800 nautical mile (3,334 kilometer)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 500 mph (805 kph)
Flight Endurance: 18 hour
Internal Payload: 3,500 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Predator C Avenger News
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20 Apr 2009 and 10 Nov 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016Avenger Extended Range Unmanned Combat Aircraft Successfully Completes First FlightMonday, June 13, 2016Predator C Avenger Flies with MS-177 Long-Range SensorWednesday, April 24, 2013Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station Flies Predator C AvengerTuesday, February 7, 2012GA-ASI Announces Second Predator C Avenger UAS Completes Successful First FlightMonday, May 3, 2010General Atomics Introduces Sea Avenger Carrier-based Predator C Unmanned Air VehicleTuesday, April 6, 2010Predator Series UAS Family Achieves One Million Flight HoursMonday, April 20, 2009Jet-Powered Predator C Avenger Successfully Executes First Flight
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