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Predator RQ-1 / MQ-1 / MQ-9 –


48.7ft (14.84m)


27ft (8.23m)

Wingspan (Predator B)

66ft (20.1168m)

Length (Predator B)

36ft (10.9728m)

Weight Fully Loaded

Up to 2,300lb (1,035kg)

Weight Payload

450lb (202.5kg)

Weight (Predator B)

10,000lb (4,536kg)

Internal Payload (Predator B)

800lb (363kg)

External Payload (Predator B)

3,000lb (1,361kg)


25,000ft (7,620m)



Cruise Speed

Over 70kt (129km/h)


Over 40 hours

Conventional Launch and Recovery

Approximately 2,000ft (600m)

<b>Performance Predator B</b>

Altitude (Predator B)

50,000ft (15,240m)

Endurance (Predator B)

Over 30 hours

Airspeed (Predator B)

Over 220kt (407km/h)

Predator A

Rotax 4-cylinder engine

Predator B

Honeywell TPE 331-10T

Two-Colour DLTV Television

Variable zoom, 955mm spotter

High-Resolution FLIR

Six fields of view, 19mm to 560mm

Synthetic Aperture Radar

All-weather surveillance, 1ft resolution

Optional Payloads

Laser target designator and rangefinder, ECM/ESM, moving target indicator, communications relay


C-band LOS, UHF and Ku-band satellite datalink

Radio Relay

UHF and VHF radio

Data Distribution System

Trojan Spirit II or Global Broadcast System for dissemination


Two HMMWV Transports

Ground Data

5.5m dish for Ku-band ground data terminal

Data Dissemination

2.4m dish for data dissemination


30ft x 8ft x 8ft (9.14m x 2.44m x 2.44m)

Air Transportability

C-130 and C-141 transportable

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