RPAs then and now Part II: Maintenance makes history possible

LAS VEGAS, Nev -- A crew chief from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects the engine of an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft during a post-flight inspection Nov. 1, 2013. The MQ-1 Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. The USAF’s MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator fleet surpassed 2 million cumulative flight hours on Oct. 22, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B./released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. N.B.Released
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