Modified Predator B Concept Offers STOL Capability

A "Big Wing" version of the Predator B reduced the take-off roll to 3,000 ft.
Credit: GA-ASI
A Predator B unmanned aircraft system is capable of being reconfigured for short takeoff and landings (STOL) within “hundreds of feet,” the head of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) told Aerospace DAILY Nov. 15. The original Predator B configuration can take off in 7,500 ft. A...

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