Predator To Be Weaponized by EDO

Singapore Air Show » 2006
December 6, 2006, 10:50 AM

EDO Corp. (Stand ADT 117) is to provide a weapon carriage and release system for the U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Predator B unmanned aircraft. The initial design and development contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is worth just $1.4 million, but EDO noted that it plans production of “well over” 100 Predator Bs.

The smaller and lower-flying MQ-1 Predator A already carries Hellfire air-surface missiles on underwing launchers. But EDO says the “Hunter-Killer” version of the MQ-9 will have improved weapons carriage and release capabilities.

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