Flight Journal



The MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned tactical aircraft, can quietly loiter high above for hours and see all below, as an eagle does. The Reaper's MTS-B sensor serves as the eyes and the missiles and bombs are essentiall­y the talons, ready to strike from above if directed to. Ideally, it is a serious deterrent for any terrorists and their activities. (Photo by Ted Carlson/Fotodynami­cs.com)

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