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Aircraft wing found in Dh.Meedhoo most likely to be from a US Air-force MQ-9 Reaper

The aircraft wing was located floating by Dhaalu Atoll, Meedhoo, which was picked up from a dingy.


From the comparison images, the wing is most likely to be from a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper ( Predator B ). The MQ-9 is an unmanned aerial vehicle used by the United States Air Force.

The MQ-9 is a hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment.

The USAF operated 195 MQ-9 Reapers as of September 2016 and each unit costs US$15.9 million.

The graphic designs was created by The Independent Group.


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