PICS, US Show Warplanes Preparing for Strikes at Secret Persian Gulf Base

PICS, US Show Warplanes Preparing for Strikes at Secret Persian Gulf Base
Fri Jan 8, 2016 11:42:30

New photos show the US Air Force preparing for strikes on ISIS targets at a secret military base in the Persian Gulf. In this photos the MQ-1B Predator armed drones are loading with Hellfire air-to-surface missiles which is one of the most used US weapons in the airstrikes against Daesh.

An MQ-1B Predator armed drone aircraft is pictured being loaded with Hellfire air-to-surface missiles ready to launch airstrikes against the terrorist group

The MQ-1B Predator, an armed multi-mission drone aircraft, is remotely operated by a pilot from the ground control station

A trained pilot grasps a flight control and weapons firing stick while preparing to launch a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

In 2002 the Predator drones had a change in designation from RQ-1 to MQ-1 to reflect the addition of the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles (pictured)

 

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