A new prototype of a deadly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was developed by the American company General Atomics.
Flight tests were carried out in the summer of 2021 at the Desert Horizon test site in the Mojave Desert.
It has significantly more power than the US military’s current unmanned aircraft inventory, including the capability to launch a whopping 16 Hellfire missiles.
The drone is similar to the MQ-1 Gray Eagle UAV. For takeoff and landing, an 800-foot runway is required, which makes it possible to launch UAVs from uneven airfields, dirt roads, dry river beds.
The name and designation of the new drone have not been disclosed, but General Atomics intends to roll out photos and specifications of the system by the end of the year.