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Fully Armed Reaper UAV Takes to the Skies of Southern Afghanistan | by Defence Images
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Fully Armed Reaper UAV Takes to the Skies of Southern Afghanistan

A RAF Reaper UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is pictured airborne over Afghanistan during Operation Herrick.

 

It is armed with a full complement of two GBU-12 226kg (500lb) laser-guided bombs and four Lockheed Martin AGM-114P Hellfire air-to-surface missiles.

 

The MQ-9 Reaper is a medium-to-high altitude, long endurance remotely piloted aircraft system. The MQ-9's primary mission is to act as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) asset, employing sensors to provide real-time data to commanders and intelligence specialists at all levels.

 

Photographer:POA(Phot) Tam McDonald

From: www.defenceimages.mod.uk

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Taken on November 2, 2009