The Air Force is now operating a total of 39 continual combat air patrols of remotely piloted vehicles in Southwest Asia, service officials said Nov. 23, 2009. This includes 31 MQ-1 Predator patrols, seven MQ-9 Reaper overhead orbits, and one RQ-4 Global Hawk CAP. Here, a Reaper loaded with a complement of bombs and missiles taxis down a runway in Afghanistan.
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