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    Aircraft from 2000 - 2009

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/30/2015

    In the first decade of the new millennium, the "War on Terror" went on to fuel unmanned flight technology ten-fold.





    There are a total of (86) Aircraft from 2000 - 2009 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    2001
    AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    The AAI Aerosonde is described as a modular, long endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS) which inten... [Read More]
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    2001
    AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 Tactical
    The AAI Corporation RQ-7 Shadow is an unarmed tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle curren... [Read More]
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    2000
    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    The Aero L-29 Delfin (NATO: "Maya") began the long-running line of indigenously-designed light strik... [Read More]
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    2003
    AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    The AeroVinronment RQ-11 "Raven" is classified as a "Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" (SUAV), this at... [Read More]
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    2002
    AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    The American military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq during the first decade of the present cen... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye

    2008
    AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
    The AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma is one of the many intelligence-gathering unmanned aircraft system (UAS... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma

    2000
    AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    The AgustaWestland AW101 "Merlin" (formerly the EH Industries EH101 Merlin) is a medium-lift, multi-... [Read More]
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    2003
    AgustaWestland AW139
    The AgustaWestland model AW139 is a modern medium-lift, multi-purpose/multi-role rotary-wing product... [Read More]
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    2003
    Airbus A318
    The French concern of Airbus unveiled their new A320 commercial aircraft family line in March of 198... [Read More]
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    2007
    Airbus A380
    Developed as a direct competitor to the hugely successful Boeing 747 line, Airbus introduced their w... [Read More]
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    2007
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]
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    2007
    Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
    The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 "Lakota" Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was introduced with U.S. milita... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota

    2002
    Airbus Helicopters EC145
    The Eurocopter EC145 is a light-to-medium-lift transport helicopter produced under the Airbus Helico... [Read More]
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    2002
    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
    The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coa... [Read More]
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    2003
    Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665)
    The Eurocopter Tiger (EC 665) is a relatively new attack helicopter initially designed and developed... [Read More]
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    2001
    Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    In 1988, a joint Spanish-Indonesian endeavor introduced the high-winged CN-235, propeller-driven tac... [Read More]
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    2009
    Antonov An-148
    The Antonov concern of Ukraine holds a long-running, storied existence, particularly in the large ai... [Read More]
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    2009
    Arcturus T-20
    The Arcturus T-20 was initially developed as a private venture by the Arcturus-UAV LLC concern of Ca... [Read More]
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    2009
    BAe Systems Mantis
    European reliance on UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems has grown considerably with each passing ... [Read More]
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    2000
    Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
    The Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6 "Texan II" is a lightweight, high performance, turboprop-powered basic/a... [Read More]
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    2006
    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)
    The Bell ARH-70 helicopter was developed for the US Army as a possible direct replacement to the suc... [Read More]
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    2007
    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
    In 1981, the United States Department of Defense enacted the "Joint-Service Vertical Take-Off/Landin... [Read More]
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    2003
    Beriev Be-200 Altair
    The Beriev Be-200 "Altair" is based on the Cold War-era Beriev A-40 "Albatros", a twin-engined amphi... [Read More]
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    2004
    Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
    At one point, the Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing avi... [Read More]
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    2007
    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter
    ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Boeing EA-18G Growler
    The Boeing EA-18G "Growler" was designed and developed to overtake the Electronic Warfare Aircraft (... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing EA-18G Growler

    2009
    Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
    The Boeing F-15SE "Silent Eagle" is a "stealthified" version of the successful two-seat F-15E "Strik... [Read More]
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    2005
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    The ScanEagle is a joint production UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by The Boeing Company and The Insi... [Read More]
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    2000
    Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter)
    The Boeing X-32 was a prototype aircraft developed for the US military's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) ... [Read More]
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    2002
    Boeing X-45
    The Boeing X-45 served as a proof-of-concept technology demonstrator - developed in conjunction with... [Read More]
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    2007
    Boeing X-48
    The Blended Wing Body (BWB) concept in aircraft involves just that - fixed wing elements contoured f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-48

    2008
    Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel
    The Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel currently (2013) serves the Royal Air Force (RAF) as its primary A... [Read More]
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    2005
    Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    The Chengdu Jian-J10 (also "J-10" and "Annihilator" but known to the West as "Vigorous Dragon") was ... [Read More]
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    2005
    Dassault Falcon 7X
    ... [Read More]
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    2001
    Dassault Rafale
    The Dassault Rafale is the primary French multirole 4th Generation Fighter aircraft. During the 1970... [Read More]
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    2009
    EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    EADS Harfang
    As with many other European powers, the French have fielded only a limited fleet of UAV (Unmanned Ae... [Read More]
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    2003
    Elbit Hermes 450
    The Hermes 450 is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Israeli origination, part of the growing famil... [Read More]
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    2006
    Elbit Skylark
    Elbit Systems of Israel produces their Skylark series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as a portable... [Read More]
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    2003
    Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29)
    The EMB 314 "Super Tucano" (also "A-29") represents a locally-produced Brazilian aircraft product fa... [Read More]
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    2005
    EMT ALADIN
    ... [Read More]
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    2000
    EMT Luna X-2000
    The EMT Luna series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Luna X-2000) is billed as a short-range, all-weathe... [Read More]
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    2004
    Eurocopter EC225 (Super Puma)
    Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]
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    2005
    Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (Super Cougar)
    The Eurocopter EC725 helicopter series was designed to a French Air Force requirement for a military... [Read More]
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    2003
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    The Eurofighter Typhoon represents much of what is both good and bad in multi-national joint venture... [Read More]
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    2006
    General Atomics Guardian
    The General Atomics "Guardian" is a modified maritime patrol variant of the successful line of Gener... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics Guardian

    2009
    General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
    The remotely-piloted General Atomics MQ-1C "Sky Warrior" / "Gray Eagle" is part of the ever-growing... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)

    2004
    General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    The MQ-9 "Reaper" ("M" = multirole; "Q" = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; "9" = series designation) offers ... [Read More]
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    2004
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Developed as a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for military applications, the Griffon Aerospa... [Read More]
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    2008
    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    It is only natural that the unarmed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of today become the armed Unmann... [Read More]
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    2004
    Gulfstream G500
    ... [Read More]
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    2002
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]
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    2006
    HESA Dorna (Lark)
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    The Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) current... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)

    2009
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Supersonic trainers are an integral part of the military aviation regime for any world power. Supers... [Read More]
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    2005
    IAI Harop (Harpy)
    Very few military-related fields are advancing as quickly as unmanned systems - Unmanned Aerial Vehi... [Read More]
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    2005
    IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    The IAI Heron (also known as the "Machatz-1") is a modern Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) currently in... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1

    2005
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    The T-50 / A-50 "Golden Eagle" is an advanced supersonic trainer and light strike-capable aircraft p... [Read More]
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    2002
    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei
    ... [Read More]
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    2004
    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    The Kamov Ka-60 series of medium transport multi-role helicopters is intended to replace the aged Mi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)

    2000
    Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
    For decades the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has made use of the American Hughes OH-6 ... [Read More]
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    2005
    Lockheed Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor
    The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" represents a culmination of decades-worth of data collection, testing and... [Read More]
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    2006
    Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
    Developed by Skunkworks of Lockheed Martin, the Desert Hawk III was first flown in 2006 and designed... [Read More]
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    2005
    Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
    The Lockheed Martin "Polecat" was a private venture high-altitude, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flyi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)

    2007
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel
    The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 "Sentinel" is a relatively new stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    The Mikoyan MiG-29K (NATO = "Fulcrum-D") is a navalized variant of the successful Mikoyan MiG-29 Ful... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)

    2007
    Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
    The Mikoyan MiG-35 is the latest incarnation of the successful light-weight MiG-29 Fulcrum series. W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)

    2009
    Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
    The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name of "Havoc") was a product of the Cold War designed as an anti-tan... [Read More]
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    2005
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    The Mil Mi-35 "Hind" became a major upgrade to the classic Soviet-era Mi-24 "Hind" assault gunships ... [Read More]
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    2000
    Mitsubishi F-2
    The Mitsubishi F-2 fighter was initially intended as a wholly indigenous Japanese multirole fighter ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
    The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 is classified as a "Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" and - unlike other U... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout

    2001
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    The Northrop Grumman "Global Hawk" is a large-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) utilized by the Un... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk

    2003
    Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    The X-47A "Pegasus" stealthy technology demonstrator Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) began as ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus

    2007
    Piasecki X-49 Speedhawk
    The compound helicopter has been a concept in play for decades since conceived of in the mid-1930s. ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Piper PA-47 PiperJet
    ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano
    The future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles goes beyond the large, missile-carrying platforms commonly sh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano

    2001
    SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
    The modern wars of Afghanistan and Iraq pushed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to the forefront of... [Read More]
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    2005
    SATUMA Jasoos (Spy)
    Jasoos is a tactical reconnaissance-minded Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in service with the Pakista... [Read More]
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    2006
    Schiebel Camcopter S-100
    The Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is a relatively new addition to the world of ... [Read More]
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    2009
    SELEX Galileo Falco
    The SELEX Galileo Falco (meaning "Falcon") is another addition to the ever-growing list of modern Un... [Read More]
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    2009
    Shaanxi KJ-200
    In attempting to broaden its Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) capabilities, the Chinese Ai... [Read More]
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    2009
    Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)
    China was one of the many Soviet-aligned national powers to take on stocks of the famous Ilyushin IL... [Read More]
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    2007
    ShinMaywa US-2
    While no longer as heavily relied upon as in previous decades of military aviation, the flying boat ... [Read More]
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    2002
    Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
    The MH-60S Knighthawk is the United States Navy's newest multi-mission helicopter. Originally design... [Read More]
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    2006
    SKNL PRz PR-5 Wiewior Plus
    Polish students at the Rzeszow University of Technology are working on the PRz PR-5 Unmanned Aerial ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Utva Vrabac
    With drones becoming the military operational norm across all major powers of the world, Serbia has ... [Read More]
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