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Predator, Reaper reach longevity milestone

The MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones have passed the 4 million-flight-hour milestone in missions for the Air Force. "That's over 450 years of operations time per crewman. Add in maintainers, planners and support personnel, and this means that our RPA operation [remotely piloted aircraft] was and will remain massive and deadly when needed," said Jim Roche, a former Air Force secretary.

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