General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it is making a company-owned and -operated Predator C aircraft available for humanitarian aid missions.
It has named its remotely piloted aircraft Angel One.
GA-ASI said that its jet-powered Predator C could deliver food or medical supplies to people who are otherwise inaccessible due to wars or natural disasters.
Angel One can carry HDR (humanitarian daily ration) packs in its internal bay, making up to two drops at the most opportune location. The brick-sized packs can withstand an air drop.
GA-ASI said it can deliver 8,500 pounds of HDR packs each day — enough food for 3,400 people.
The unmanned, remotely piloted aircraft can fly up to three missions of three hours each per day for as long as humanitarian relief is required.
GA-ASI is a privately held affiliate of General Atomics.