A crew chief from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron taxis in an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft during a post-flight inspection Nov. 1, 2013. Predators can perform the following missions and tasks: intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, combat search and rescue, precision strike, buddy-lase, convoy/raid overwatch, route clearance, target development, and terminal air guidance. The USAF’s MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator fleet surpassed 2 million cumulative flight hours on Oct. 22, 2013.
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