The USAF describes the Predator as a Tier II MALE UAS (medium-altitude, log-endurance unmanned aircraft system). The platform can loiter for 14 hours before returning to base. The MQ-1 can be equipped with a host of cameras and sensors for ISR missions.
- Manufacturer General Atomics
- Cruising Speed 70-90 knots
- Range 454 mi.
- Empty Weight 1,130 lbs.
- Sensor Multi-sectral targeting system, IR sensor, Color/monochrome daylight TV camera, Image-intensified TV camera, Laser designator, Laser illuminator