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    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

    The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) represents a more advanced and deadlier offshoot of the tried-and-true Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft group.





    There are a total of (34) Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle drones in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    2016
    ADCOM Systems United 40
    Entering the field of military-minded drone aircraft is the Persian Gulf nation of the United Arab E... [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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    2018
    BAe Systems Taranis
    The UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) is the evolution of the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The UA... [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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    2014
    CASIC WJ-600
    The CASIC WJ-600 is a large-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ("UAV", though more commonly referred to a... [Read More]
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    2020
    Chengdu / Guizhou Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle)
    Like other military powers of the world, China has whole-heartedly embraced the concept of the UAV (... [Read More]
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    2014
    Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong)
    The Chengdu Pterodactyl I (also known as the Wing Loong) was unveiled by company representatives dur... [Read More]
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    2018
    Dassault nEUROn
    The Dassault nEUROn is an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator intended to pro... [Read More]
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    2018
    DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
    Despite being one of the largest (if not THE largest) customer of military purchases in the world, t... [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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    2015
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    The General Atomics Avenger (formerly marked as the "Predator C") is one of the newer UAV systems to... [Read More]
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    1995
    General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    At a cost of about $40 million dollars per system, the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator is a pricey yet integral p... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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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    2016
    General Atomics Sea Avenger
    The United States Navy's "Unmanned, Carrier-Launched, Airborne Surveillance and Strike" (UCLASS) pro... [Read More]
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    1981
    Ghods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
    Iranian engineers have been hard at work in building up local Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) stocks f... [Read More]
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    2016
    Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II
    Its design shape no doubt inspired by the successful American General Atomics "Predator" Unmanned Ae... [Read More]
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    2014
    Guizhou WU-14
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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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    2012
    HESA Shahed 129 (Eye-Witness)
    Iranian industry has been actively involved in development of drone aircraft for some time now - ree... [Read More]
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    2017
    Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)
    In tune with other leading military powers of the world, China has delved into the realm of the Unma... [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]
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    2017
    IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
    Iran has consistently worked to broaden its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) inventory in the last d... [Read More]
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    2010
    Karrar (Striker)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran developed the rudimentary "Karrar" ("Striker") as an Unmanned Combat Ai... [Read More]
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    2015
    Mikoyan Skat
    The Mikoyan Skat is an in-development armed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) with origins in a Rus... [Read More]
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    2015
    NESCOM Burraq
    When it became apparent to Pakistani authorities that American Predator drones would not be forthcom... [Read More]
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    2016
    NORINCO Sky Saker
    Chinese military industry is developing a producing a myriad of products for its massive land, sea, ... [Read More]
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    2015
    Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
    The Fire-X is being jointly developed as a full-size Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by Northrop Grumm... [Read More]
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    2003
    Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    The X-47A "Pegasus" stealthy technology demonstrator Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) began as ... [Read More]
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    2011
    Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Following the proof-of-concept demonstrator X-47A "Pegasus", the X-47B was born as a full-sized tech... [Read More]
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    2017
    Rostech Chirok (Teal)
    The Rostech Chirok ("Teal") Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was unveiled in prototype form during Inno... [Read More]
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    2020
    Shenyang Divine Eagle
    The Shenyang "Divine Eagle" joins the Chengdu "Soar Dragon" (detailed elsewhere on this site) as two... [Read More]
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    2016
    TAI Anka
    For growing military powers like India and Turkey, it behooves these nations to begin developing sus... [Read More]
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