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Mariner  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Predator B, Predator B ER and Predator B Guardian
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Atomics
Parent System: Predator
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Maiden Flight: July 1994
Total Production: 680
Family Members: Altair, Avenger ER, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-1B Predator Block X, MQ-9A Reaper, Predator C Avenger, Protector, Reaper ER, RQ-1B Predator and Sea Avenger
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Description: The Mariner, a variant of Predator B UAV, is a multipurpose aircraft suited for long endurance maritime and border surveillance missions. It has been equipped with color and Infrared cameras plus a surface search radar to conduct surveillance in day/night, and adverse weather conditions. The Mariner can operate continuously on mission up to 50 hours, while providing real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. Internally this aircraft can carry up to 800-lb of payloads, and up to 3,000-lb of external payloads. General Atomics competes for the US Navy's BAMS (Broad Area Maritime Surveillance) contract with the Mariner. The Mariner has been selected by the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Homeland Security organization to monitor the oceans areas of the world and maritime approaches to the United States.

Mariner Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
Wingspan: 26.2 meter (86 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 15,850 meter (52,001 foot)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 114 mps (222 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 50 hour (2.08 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 4,763 kilogram (10,500 pound)
Payload: 1,723 kilogram (3,799 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mariner News

There are 3 news between
6 May 2004 and 6 Apr 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010Predator Series UAS Family Achieves One Million Flight Hours
Monday, December 7, 2009US Customs and Border Protection Launches the New Predator B Guardian UAS
Thursday, May 6, 2004General Atomics and LM Demonstrate BAMS Surveillance Capability

Operators & Related Equipment


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Sensor Systems
AN/AAS-52x1
SeaVuex1
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