Reaper Synthetic Aperture Radar System

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MQ-9 Reapers like this one have been hunting and killing terrorists in Syria and Iraq. With the Guard’s 119th Wing planning to fly a pair of Reapers out of their home base at Hector International Airport, officials are wary that these capabilities might somehow inspire fear in the public.

The Reaper’s turret is equipped with cameras that can see in visible light and infrared. Behind the turret is a synthetic aperture radar that uses radio waves to form pictures, allowing the aircraft to see through cloud

Source: http://www.inforum.com/news/4306225-nd-air-national-guard-dont-fear-reaper

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