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Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster

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These are the first images of the stealthy Predator C Avenger in flight. With a 66-foot wingspan, the latest and deadliest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle yet can fly for 20 hours powered by its jet engine.

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Made by General Atomics (Taking Over The World Really Soon Now™), the Avenger uses a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B powerplant capable of delivering 400 knots (740km/h) at 60,000 feet. This is the same turbofan engine on the Cessna Citation XLS business jet.

Unlike the Citation, however, this angel of destruction can load 3,000 pounds of weapons in its fully internal bay. The bay is internal to match the rest of its stealthy design which—like the F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Lightning II—has no sharp angle differences between surfaces to reduce its radar signature.

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Illustration for article titled Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster
Illustration for article titled Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster
Illustration for article titled Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster
Illustration for article titled Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster
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Illustration for article titled Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster

Also like the F-35, this perfect flying machine can also carry a foward-looking infrared sensors adapted from the the Joint Strike Fighter. The cost of the robotic fighter is probably between ten dollars and a zillion gazillion euros, but it will make trips to enemy bases to deliver bombs and missiles for free. [Aviation Week and Flight Global]

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DISCUSSION

We could have used this 10 years ago to take out Osama bin Laden's camp... the WTC might still be standing, hundreds of thousands might still be alive in Iraq, the American economy might not have collapsed so readily, and my 401K might be worth double what it is today.