|18 February 2009. A sends: Snap from 2006 of Predators on the strip.
Big hangar was not built yet.
18 February 2009. See (UK) The Times articles of February 18 and 19,
See also: The News (PK):
18 February 2009. Thanks to A for pointing, who writes:
I would say there are at least 4 Predator airframes at the time of the imagery.
One can see their shipping containers behind one of the long clamshell hangars.
This is a very capable base facility with a large hangar in addition to the
two Predator support hangars. Nearby is a large secured compund (appears
empty) which could support up to a battalion of special ops and associated
command and control. The large parking area inside the compound is perfect
to land choppers and leave with relative security. All security measure seem
Airmen assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, put together
a MQ-1 Predator after returning from Afghanistan here May 19, 2008. (U.S.
Air Force Photo by/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.)
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- Senior Airman Don Hoff (left) and Tech.
Sgt. Stan Harper read packing checklists for a RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial
vehicle before strapping it down inside a shipping container so that it can
be deployed. Both are members of the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
at Indian Springs Air Field, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris
FILE PHOTO -- The RQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned
aerial vehicle system. The Predator is a system, not just an aircraft. The
fully operational system consists of four air vehicles (with sensors), a
ground control station and a Predator primary satellite link communication
suite. (Courtesy photo)
Maj. Rick Wageman operates the virtual cockpit of an MQ-1 Predator Oct. 25
at a base in southern Afghanistan. The remote nature of the control allows
the Predator to stay airborne for longer periods of time, changing pilots
periodically to reduce stress and fatigue which can lead to mission failure.
Major Wageman is a 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron pilot deployed
from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel
An MQ-9 Reaper takes off on a mission in Afghanistan. Members of the Air
Force and Army ISR community recently met at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.,
to discuss ways to improve training and tactics.
The MQ-9 Reaper is a medium-to-high altitude, long endurance remotely piloted
aircraft system. The MQ-9's primary mission is as a persistent hunter-killer
against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. The
MQ-9's alternate mission is to act as an intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance asset, employing sensors to provide real-time data to commanders
and intelligence specialists at all levels.