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USAF Prepares for All MQ-9 Force as MQ-1 Predator Retires

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE: For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the...

US unveils Predator drones at Latvian airbase

The US Air Force on Tuesday showed off its advanced MQ-1 "Predator" drone at a Latvian airbase, marking the first time the cutting-edge aircraft...

MQ-1s Test Deployment Capability In Latvia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --- Two MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) and approximately 70 Airmen deployed to Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia to test...

Stryker brigade tests Gray Eagle’s advanced communications gear

Soldiers have put the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, through its paces this month using advanced ground controls. The exercise, conducted at...

Predator passes 20,000-hour mark in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: An MQ-1 Predator assigned here recently became the first Predator to pass 20,000 flying hours over Afghanistan, a feat equivalent to...

Rise of the Drones – UAVs After 9/11

Hummingbird drones fly at 11 mph and can perch on windowsills. The 3-foot-long Raven can be tossed into the air like a model airplane...

Hurlburt Field preferred for MQ-1 remote split-operation unit

Air Force officials announced Aug. 4 that Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the preferred alternative for the Air Force Reserve Command MQ-1 remote split-operations squadron. Hurlburt...

Officials announce Eglin as MQ-1 squadron candidate base

Air Force officials announced May 3 the Eglin Air Force Base complex in Florida as a candidate for an Air Force Reserve Command MQ-1...

Final MQ-1 Predator UAV delivered to Air Force

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio: The Air Force accepted MQ-1 Predator tail number 268, the final MQ-1 manufactured for the service, in a ceremony...

Airmen reach 250K flying hours with remotely piloted aircraft

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan: Members of the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here reached a significant milestone recently when the Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft flew...