General Atomics wins $94 million contract for MQ-1 Predator aircraft from US
12:00 AM, June 23, 2010
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $94,285,469 contract modification which will provide for the MQ-1 Predator aircraft and MD-1 ground control station retrofit kits. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 703 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. . .
Chinas unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack and reconnaissance drone designated CH-5, completed a live-fire exercise earlier this month.
The CH-5 also called “Caihong (Rainbow) 5,” is the latest drone developed by the Chinese Academy of Aerospace...
The US Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1Predator Attack drone in early 2018 and shift to the more modern MQ-9 due to its increased speed, high-definition sensors and the ability to carry more munitions.