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Photos: MQ-1 build team demonstrates their skills

Shown is the shipping container that contains the MQ-1 Predator at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Shown is the shipping container that contains the MQ-1 Predator at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team prepares to demonstrate the build process at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team prepares to demonstrate the build process at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Christopher Walton, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator avionics, guides a forklift while the MQ-1 Predator build team showcases their skills at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Christopher Walton, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator avionics, guides a forklift while the MQ-1 Predator build team showcases their skills at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Matthew Wiram, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant crew chief, opens the crate containing an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Matthew Wiram, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant crew chief, opens the crate containing an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Ronald Suchit, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, guides the top half of the crate containing an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Ronald Suchit, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, guides the top half of the crate containing an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Ronald Suchit, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, removes the straps from an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Ronald Suchit, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, removes the straps from an MQ-1 Predator during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Kenneth Martilik, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Unit MQ-1 Predator weapons loader, fastens the wing tip onto an MQ-1 during a build team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build-team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Kenneth Martilik, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Unit MQ-1 Predator weapons loader, fastens the wing tip onto an MQ-1 during a build team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build-team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team takes accountability of their tools during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team takes accountability of their tools during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team secures the wings during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team secures the wings during a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team poses next to an MQ-1 after a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)
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The MQ-1 Predator build team poses next to an MQ-1 after a build-team demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya / Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team begins unpacking and assembling the various parts of the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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The MQ-1 Predator build team begins unpacking and assembling the various parts of the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build and prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

The MQ-1 Predator build team assembles the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build an prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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The MQ-1 Predator build team assembles the aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-1 build team demonstrates the airmen’s ability to build an prepare an MQ-1 after delivery. The build team travels to different locations to showcase the expedient process of assembly, which on average takes just over half an hour to complete. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

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