Aviation photographer Ian Tate caught quite the sight while spotting at General Atomics' drone plant located in the Mojave Desert. He was hoping to catch one of their Predator or Reaper UAVs, but instead he caught one of the elusive test articles that the company is betting its unmanned future on, the stealthy Avenger.
The rapid exit of US ground forces from Afghanistan has caused an unforseen problem for forces in the region: Afghanistan's most remote regions are suddenly out of range of our conventional turbo-prop UAVs, making CIA interdiction against the Taliban nearly impossible. But a new generation of jet-propelled Predator…
General Atomics' Avenger—the newest iteration of the classic Predator—is headed to war for the first time, Danger Room's David Axe reports. It's got F-35 sensors, loads of stealth weapons bays, and terrain-sweeping radar. Iran: start licking your lips.