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  • U.S. Drone Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    U.S. Drone Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    The United States is leading the way in drone development - its military now utilizing a myriad of different designs covering different battlefield roles.





    There are a total of (64) U.S. Drone Aircraft from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





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    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the AAI RQ-7 Shadow
    AAI RQ-7 Shadow
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Day-Night Reconnaissance / Surveillance / Target Acquisition
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    Type: Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
    AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
    Type: Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    Type: Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
    AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
    Type: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Arcturus T-20
    Arcturus T-20
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
    Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
    Type: Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
    BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
    Type: Unmanned Target Drone
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
    Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter
     
    2023
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell V-247 Vigilant
    Bell V-247 Vigilant
    Type: Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Type: Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36
    Type: Unmanned Fighter Technology Demonstrator
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
    Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
    Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Helicopter
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Phantom Eye
    Boeing Phantom Eye
    Type: High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing QF-16 (Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon)
    Boeing QF-16 (Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon)
    Type: Unmanned Target and Training Drone
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-45
    Boeing X-45
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Prototype
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-48
    Boeing X-48
    Type: Experimental Blended Wing Body (BWB) Drone
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the DARPA Falcon HTV-2
    DARPA Falcon HTV-2
    Type: Experimental Hypersonic Test Vehicle
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
    DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Elbit Hermes 450
    Elbit Hermes 450
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics Guardian
    General Atomics Guardian
    Type: Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
    General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    Type: All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics Sea Avenger
    General Atomics Sea Avenger
    Type: Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Vehicle
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Type: Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
    Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
    Type: Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    Type: VTOL Micro Air Vehicle
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
    IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
    Type: Mutil-Role Short-Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
    IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
    Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
    Type: Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    Type: Medium-Lift Helicopter
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Kratos XQ-222
    Kratos XQ-222
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Latitude Engineering Hybrid Quadcopter
    Latitude Engineering Hybrid Quadcopter
    Type: VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
    Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
    Type: High-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
     
    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed D-21
    Lockheed D-21
    Type: High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Drone
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
    Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
    Type: Compact Surveillance Drone
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
    Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
    Type: Unmanned Air System (UAS)
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
    Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
    Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
    Type: Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
    Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
    Type: Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
    Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2030
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed SR-72
    Lockheed SR-72
    Type: Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed TR-X
    Lockheed TR-X
    Type: Unmanned Stealth Aircraft Proposal
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
    Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Autonomous Overwater Resupply
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman Firebird
    Northrop Grumman Firebird
    Type: Intelligence-Gathering Manned / Unmanned Aircraft
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
    Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
    Type: Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
    Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
    Type: Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
    Northrop Grumman RQ-180
    Type: Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
    Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
    Type: Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Trainer
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Radioplane OQ-2
    Radioplane OQ-2
    Type: Aerial Target Drone
     
    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
    Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
    Type: Reconnaissance Drone
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
    SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the UVision Hero-30
    UVision Hero-30
    Type: Disposable Anti-Personnel Smart Loitering Munition UAV