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Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude over Elgin, Illinois

Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude over Elgin, Illinois

Posted by David Cenciotti in Drones.

Filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago, the following video (uploaded to Youtube on May 13) shows what seems to be an MQ-1 Predator drone. Armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles.

Noteworthy the drone is flying quite low (maybe to remain in visual contact with the ground below the clouds).

Even if someone believes the video is not genuine, the robot could be involved in a surveillance mission in anticipation of NATO meeting that will be held in Chicago on May 20 – 21.
Although not even comparable with what we have seen in London for next summer’s Olympic Games security, an armed drone over the U.S. territory is at least an uncommon sight.

Watch here:Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude over Elgin, Illinois



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I live close to Elgin.

I'm as paranoid as the next DP'er about the current and coming police state. But imo, that is a horribly shopped video.

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Agreed....

Its fake..... but this will be real videos eventually....sigh

Not suggesting this but

wouldn't that be kinda easy for someone to take a potshot at it and shoot it down?

Yes. :)

That's not the 30,00 feet for surveillance they've been reported as flying.

Much easier to "see". :)

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