By the numbers

2010-11-23T14:17:00Z 2010-11-23T14:18:31Z By the numbers Arizona Daily Star
November 23, 2010 2:17 pm

$18.5 million — cost of one unmanned aerial system, which includes the Predator B aircraft, antennas, electro-optical/ infrared remote sensor, radar, satellite bandwidth, systems spares, maintenance support and ground support equipment.

$2.5 million — cost of the Raytheon-made camera mounted on the aircraft that features day, low-light and infrared cameras.

$3,234 — cost per hour to operate the unmanned aerial system, including satellite time, maintenance, pilot training, etc.

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