Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation
An MQ-1 Predator sits on the flight line Dec. 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Predator started as an RQ-1 in the late 1990s, providing only reconnaissance capabilities until the early 2000s, when it was equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and designated as a multirole asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Christian Clausen |  VIRIN: 161208-F-YX485-002.JPG