Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle used primarily by the United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency. Initially conceived in the early 1990s for reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors but has been modified and upgraded to carry and fire two Hellfire missiles or other munitions. After the 2001 invasion of Afghanisan, the RQ-1 Predator became the primary unmanned aircraft used for offensive operations by the USAF and the CIA in Afghanistan and the Pakistani tribal areas. Learn more about the most famous unmanned combat air vehicle, the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and its role in warfare today and in the future in this book.