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Italian Air Force Receives Two More Predator Drones - US Defense Contractor

Sputnik News

04:12 23.12.2015

The Italian Air Force has accepted delivery of two RQ-1 Predator drones, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA ASI) announced in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – General Atomics drones have now amassed more than 2.1 million cumulative flight hours and recorded the highest mission capable rate of any aircraft in the US Air Force's inventory, Pace added.

'With the delivery of these aircraft, GA-ASI completes over two decades of delivering Predator A capabilities to the United States and allied countries,' said GA-ASI Aircraft Systems President Frank Pace said on Tuesday.

The Italian Air Force uses Predator and MQ-9 drones for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Italy, over the Mediterranean, as well as in supprt of NATO operations, according to the release.


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