Predator Nation is a high-energy predator hunting show where host Fred Eichler entertains and educates viewers on how to successfully harvest predators with a variety of weapons including: bow and arrow, crossbow, AR semi-auto rifles, bolt-action rifles and shotguns. Fred Eichler has hunted predators on three continents. His unparalleled experience on a variety of predators makes this an exciting show to watch as viewers never know what Fred may be hunting each week. His North American predators harvested on video include red fox, gray fox, swift fox, raccoon, badger, coyote, wolf, bobcat, mountain lion, black bear, brown bear, grizzly bear, polar bear and alligator. Fred's exotic predator experience includes harvesting lion, leopard and hyena in Africa as well as pursuing the famous Australian dingo.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Predator Nation - General Atomics MQ-1 Predator - Netflix
The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator is an American remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics that was used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Initially conceived in the early 1990s for aerial reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors. It was modified and upgraded to carry and fire two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or other munitions. The aircraft entered service in 1995, and saw combat in war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the NATO intervention in Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq War, Yemen, 2011 Libyan civil war, the 2014 intervention in Syria, and Somalia. The USAF describes the Predator as a “Tier II” MALE UAS (medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system). The UAS consists of four aircraft or “air vehicles” with sensors, a ground control station (GCS), and a primary satellite link communication suite. Powered by a Rotax engine and driven by a propeller, the air vehicle can fly up to 400 nmi (460 mi; 740 km) to a target, loiter overhead for 14 hours, then return to its base. Since after 2001, the RQ-1 Predator became the primary remotely piloted aircraft used for offensive operations by the USAF and the CIA in Afghanistan and the Pakistani tribal areas; it has also been deployed elsewhere. Because offensive uses of the Predator are classified by the U.S., U.S. military officials have reported an appreciation for the intelligence and reconnaissance-gathering abilities of RPAs but declined to publicly discuss their offensive use. The United States retired the Predator in 2018. Civilian applications for drones have included border enforcement and scientific studies, and to monitor wind direction and other characteristics of large forest fires (such as the drone that was used by the California Air National Guard in the August 2013 Rim Fire).
Predator Nation - Pakistan - Netflix
Since at least 2004, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has allegedly been operating the drones out of Shamsi airfield in Pakistan to attack militants in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Since May 2003, the MQ-1 Predator fitted with Hellfire missiles has been successfully used to kill a number of prominent al Qaeda operatives. The use of the Predator has also resulted in a number of civilian deaths, particularly on 13 January 2006 when 18 civilians were killed. According to Pakistani authorities, the U.S. strike was based on faulty intelligence, and the Pakistan government did not allow U.S. Agency to strike within Pakistan territory.
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