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July 30, 2009

It's in our power

I am pleased to note the provenience of the engines powering the new Predator C "Avenger". Pictures suggest it may be stealthier than its predecessors too.

The pictures reveal a stealthy design powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B; the same engine that powers the Cessna Citation XLS business jet. The UAV's 20m (66ft) wingspan is swept at 17°, allowing a maximum speed of over 400kt (740km/h), General Atomics says. Operating altitude can exceed 60,000ft, the company adds.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 30, 2009 08:44 AM