General Atomics provided this photograph of the extended-range version of the Predator C Avenger. (Photo: GA-ASI)
An extended-range variant of the Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft made its first flight in October, manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA–ASI) announced on November 10. The jet-powered aircraft now has 20 hours of endurance.
The maiden flight of the Avenger ER took place on October 27 at the company’s Gray Butte flight operations facility in Palmdale, Calif., GA–ASI said November 10. The manufacturer did not disclose specifics of the aircraft’s performance or the duration of the flight.