Tag: MQ-1 Predator

Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
One A-10 pilot who almost collided with a UAV when it arrived in his airspace unannounced commented, 'This thing hits me and I have to eject over who knows where, while the Predator operator simply sets down his cup of coffee!' The A-10 Thunderbolt II, or the ‘Warthog’, is the world’s premier close air support aircraft. Originally designed to thwart the...
Last flight for USAF MQ-1 Predator
Aligned with Air Force tradition, firefighters stood by after the local flight and greeted the MQ-1 with a water salute using two firetrucks to commemorate the occasion The U.S. Air Force retired the MQ-1 at Creech Air Force Base (AFB) on Mar. 9 after more than 20 years of service. The MQ-1 ceremony included the final local flight by the Airmen...
IAF F-16I Sufa that crashed in Syria likely to be shot down by S-125 surface to air missile
The F-16I shoot down came after an Israeli AH-64 Apache combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV launched from Syria that infiltrated the country’s airspace early Saturday The impressive main image of this post shows the wreckage of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I Sufa that crashed on Feb. 10, 2018 after coming under "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces. As...
In her 11-year career, Tech. Sgt. Courtney has been a part of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance career field filling various roles such as imagery analyst and sensor operator for the MQ-1 Predator and the RQ-4 Global Hawk After having completed Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Training on Aug. 4, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Tech. Sgt. Courtney...

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