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  • New Reaper Operator Disclosed
    Posted by Bill Sweetman 2:09 PM on Oct 24, 2011

    There's a new growth industry in UAVs — specifically, replicas of the MQ-9 Reaper, now being used by Occupy Wall Street protesters. I first sighted one in Washington at the Pennsylvania Avenue camp-out, but found another one Sunday in New York, accompanied by a guy in a Satan mask:

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    The detail accuracy is not that great, reminiscent of some of the more imaginative model design of the 1950s:

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    Hasegawa-quality, it ain't. But as a stage prop, it's credible. If you want your own, a flyer on the table below the mock-up advises you to contact Nick Mottern, an activist who has apparently set up a production line.

    Tags: ar99, uavs, reaper, unmanned

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