Auction: MQ-1 Predator

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The Statistics

The MQ-1 Predator's primary function is to collect intelligence using state of the art surveillance camera's that are fitted onto the drone to allow vision of enemies up to 20,000 meters away. Its secondary function is as an Unmanned combat aerial vehicle. This is possible by attaching a weapons system for two laser guided AGM-114 hellfire missiles. This excellent drone can be deployed anywhere and can be disassembled for transport in containers.

Why do i need this?

The MQ-1 is a fast,cost effective drone that simulates a human pilot in a regular jet. This allows fewer casualties in combat and more time for other activities. You can give the MQ-1 predator directions by using a ground control station and a Predator Primary Satellite Link.The minimum crew required to fly one is 2 people. A pilot and an aircrew member to monitor the sensors and control the weapons. The pilot adjusts the direction of the drone by using a rotor, tail fins, fins, and wing flaps to control its movement giving it a total of 4 degrees of freedom for the pilot to use.

What can you see from up there?

The MQ-1 Predator is equipped with "the Multi-Spectral Targeting System, which integrates an infrared sensor, color/monochrome daylight TV camera, image-intensified TV camera, laser designator and laser illuminator." as our military friends have told us. This allows the user to view targets from far away and identify enemy positions with ease.

The shake down

All in all the MQ-1 is fast, easy to maintain, and keeps the controller out of harms way while allowing them to destroy enemy positions from afar However, It is VERY expensive to replace parts and very difficult to repair. The MQ-1 predator also presents a lot of jobs such as a mechanic to fix the drone, a pilot to fly the drone, a manufacturer to build the drone and supply the missiles and spare parts, and technicians to improve the drones overall design.

The impact

The MQ-1 predator while very controversial has been a very effective at taking out enemies without losing extra military personnel fulfilling its purpose. Some argue that the drone cannot attain enough information to use the missiles without having civilian casualties. However, most people believe that the drone's advantages outweigh the chances of civilian casualties. Drones are still used to operate Strategic missile strikes against isis leaders and encampments.


This product could be modified to be superior to what it already is in every way with enough testing and resources given to the engineers modifying it. In the future the most likely modifications this drone go through are being made into either a more advanced surveillance machine to know more about the enemy and what they are doing or it could be turned into a more advanced machine of war carrying a larger payload to take out enemies from long distances without risking our own people. This could lead to a country becoming dominant in the field of combat. Possibly in the far future drones will be able to carry a nuclear payload.

MQ-1 Predator

U.S. Airforce

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