Gear: Predator B Unmanned Arial Vehicle


Predator B Unmanned Arial Vehicle

General Automics Aeronautical Systems
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Aircraft
Price: $2-3 million
Average Rating:
(15 Votes)

The Predator B aircraft was developed in 2000 with first flight commencing in February 2001. Powered by a turboprop engine, the Predator B series was designed as a long-endurance, high-altitude unmanned aircraft for use as a multi-mission system by a variety of customers. From reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, and weapons delivery to scientific research and other civilian applications, Predator B has the capacity to conduct multiple missions simultaneously due to its large internal and external payload capacity. Features: * Redundant, fault-tolerant avionics * Remotely piloted or fully autonomous * SAR, EO/IR and ESM payload capacity * GPS and INS * UHF/VHF voice * 6 wing stations for external carriage of payloads

Member Reviews

  • Meangreen01_max30
    AZmeangreen, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 04:41:13 UTC.
    1st review

    The Border Patrol started using these about 3 years ago and has only increased the fleet size since then. The Predator B UAV can be (and has been for BP uses) equipped with a sensing package that includes infra red, heat sensing, and long range cameras. The Predator B when properly equipped has a 8-10 mile viewing radius that equates to a 2-3 mile ground surveillance radius. I love what the eye in the sky can do for our operations.

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    clinesmith, Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:51:55 UTC.

    I guarded these once. Can't tell you where but they are cool to see in action

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    bad_LT, Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:19:02 UTC.

    Excellent if you can afford them

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    sfcwiegert, Wed, 14 May 2008 13:49:52 UTC.

    Great Airframe. While deplayed to Iraq I had direct contact with the Predator, as an Intell assett, the Predator preformed very well in the heat and sandy conditions. I highly recomend, having a fleet, one in the air, one on stand-by to over lap any operation, taking longer than four hours, and one in services. Operators, should be well trained in all operations to get an understanding of PIR for each mission.

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    DarkBlue, Sun, 25 May 2008 05:44:07 UTC.

    Drop and run. My kind of fun. What's not good about it ? The price maybe. Makes it hard for me to save up enough to get one for myself.

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    Wolvarine, Tue, 27 May 2008 02:14:13 UTC.

    Death From Above!!

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    Jerome06, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:44:10 UTC.

    The next genaration of war has arrived.

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    CAMotorCop, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:09:40 UTC.

    I have seen this baby work on training missions and watched it work on live TV. . . .WHAT AN AWESOME PRODUCT. . . . .If only PD's could start using this. . . . .

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    chazshope123, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 05:55:10 UTC.

    one of the smartest things our goverment has started using in years saves many lives

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    rghstkcwby, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 01:21:36 UTC.

    those were great in Iraq..

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    rclancy82, Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:41:37 UTC.

    the amount it costs to make this is more than worth the lives it keeps safe.

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    summersailorete, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 00:01:52 UTC.

    This is the best thing ever made....

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    LoweJ1987, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:30:58 UTC.

    UAVs are an incredible asset to operations in the Contemporary Operating Environment; this looks similiar to an MQ-1 which earns it 4 stars from me. MQ-9s I understand have greater range and a turbojet (?) powerplant, also Globalhawks and the Shadow are very cabaple and are used by the U.S. Army.

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  • Bulverdepd2_max30
    Buster757, Sat, 27 Sep 2008 06:19:05 UTC.

    I think this is one of the best inventions made so far, get a birds eye view, its stealthy and keeps our guys out of harms way.

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    mlee1974, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:36:20 UTC.

    There's nothing like hearing/seeing one of these babies flying overhead here in Baghdad...

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