30 Jul '15, 5pm

Drone Flies First Search-and-Rescue Mission in California: The MQ-9 Reaper drone made by General Atomics has

Drone Flies First Search-and-Rescue Mission in California: The MQ-9 Reaper drone made by General Atomics has

The MQ-9 Reaper drone made by General Atomics has flown the first-ever domestic search-and-rescue mission in California, officials said. At the request of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Air National Guard on Wednesday launched the unmanned aerial vehicle to help search for a missing motorcyclist, according to a press release . “This is the first time such a vehicle has been used by the National Guard to aid a search-and-rescue effort,” the release stated. Known as the “hunter-killer” in the U.S. military for its ability to conduct both surveillance and strike missions, the MQ-9 Reaper is the bigger brother to the MQ-1 Predator . Both vehicles are made by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. The drone belonged to the 163rd Attack Wing and departed 10:20 a.m. from the March Air Re...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2015/07/30/drone-flies-first-searc...

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