A lot of foreign countries want to get their hands on the gold standard of drones, The General Atomics Predator. I’ve spoken with senior members of the company and they assure me that the exportable version cannot be modified with hard points to fix weapons. Apparently this is because of internal mods to the center of gravity (CG) that would make the plane unable to fly if hard points were attached.
Regardless of weaponizing, the Predator will give some serious capability to the UAE and others in the Middle East who are already on the red carpet list to acquire the drone.
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