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U.S. Drone Aircraft

The United States is now leading the way in drone development - its military relying on a myriad of designs to cover different battlefield roles.

U.S. Drone Aircraft

The United States is now leading the way in drone development - its military relying on a myriad of designs to cover different battlefield roles.

OVERVIEW



There are a total of 90 U.S. Drone Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by service year descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

Conceptual, in-development, and future platforms are included in this listing.




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#1
2030
Picture of the Lockheed SR-72
Lockheed SR-72
National Flag Graphic
Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
#2
2030
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Works ATS (Airpower Teaming System)
Boeing Phantom Works ATS (Airpower Teaming System)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Platform
#3
2025
Picture of the Lockheed TR-X
Lockheed TR-X
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Stealth Aircraft Proposal
#4
2024
Picture of the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
Carrierbased Unmanned Tanker Aircraft Proposal
#5
2023
Picture of the Bell V-247 Vigilant
Bell V-247 Vigilant
National Flag Graphic
Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
#6
2022
Picture of the Zunum Aero ZA10
Zunum Aero ZA10
National Flag Graphic
Hybrid-Electric Regional Airliner Aircraft
#7
2021
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian (Predator B)
General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ISR Drone
#8
2020
Picture of the Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
National Flag Graphic
Unpowered, Unmanned Tactical Cargo Delivery System Glider
#9
2020
Picture of the Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#10
2020
Picture of the General Atomics Sea Avenger
General Atomics Sea Avenger
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Vehicle
#11
2020
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Eye
Boeing Phantom Eye
National Flag Graphic
High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#12
2019
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#13
2019
Picture of the Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
National Flag Graphic
VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#14
2019
Picture of the Swift Engineering 020
Swift Engineering 020
National Flag Graphic
Tail-Sitting VTOL Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#15
2019
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Firebird
Northrop Grumman Firebird
National Flag Graphic
Intelligence-Gathering Manned / Unmanned Aircraft
#16
2018
Picture of the Textron NightWarden
Textron NightWarden
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#17
2017
Picture of the General Atomics Predator XP
General Atomics Predator XP
National Flag Graphic
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#18
2017
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
Carrierborne Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
#19
2017
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Tanker Aircraft / Drone Proposal
#20
2017
Picture of the Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
Carrierborne Unmanned Fuel Delivery System Aircraft Proposal
#21
2016
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#22
2016
Picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#23
2015
Picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Autonomous Overwater Resupply Platform
#24
2015
Picture of the Vanilla Aircraft VA001
Vanilla Aircraft VA001
National Flag Graphic
Ultra-Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft
#25
2015
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
Northrop Grumman RQ-180
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
#26
2015
Picture of the Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Target and Training Drone
#27
2015
Picture of the Area-I (NASA) PTERA
Area-I (NASA) PTERA
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Sub-Scale Wing Morphing Test Aircraft
#28
2014
Picture of the Raytheon Coyote
Raytheon Coyote
National Flag Graphic
Small, Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#29
2014
Picture of the Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
National Flag Graphic
Military Unmanned Helicopter System
#30
2014
Picture of the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#31
2013
Picture of the Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#32
2013
Picture of the Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#33
2012
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
National Flag Graphic
Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft
#34
2012
Picture of the UVision Hero-30
UVision Hero-30
National Flag Graphic
Disposable Anti-Personnel Smart Loitering Munition UAV
#35
2012
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Trainer
#36
2012
Picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
#37
2012
Picture of the Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter
#38
2012
Picture of the UAV Factory Penguin C
UAV Factory Penguin C
National Flag Graphic
Long-Endurance, Long-Range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#39
2011
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
Northrop Grumman X-47B
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#40
2011
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Air System (UAS)
#41
2010
Picture of the DARPA Falcon HTV-2
DARPA Falcon HTV-2
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Hypersonic Test Vehicle
#42
2010
Picture of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#43
2010
Picture of the Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Low Earth Orbit Space Vehicle
#44
2010
Picture of the Raytheon Silver Fox
Raytheon Silver Fox
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Drone
#45
2009
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
#46
2009
Picture of the Arcturus T-20
Arcturus T-20
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#47
2009
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
#48
2008
Picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned VTOL Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
#49
2008
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
#50
2008
Picture of the Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Training Drone
#51
2007
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
#52
2007
Picture of the Boeing X-48
Boeing X-48
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Blended Wing Body (BWB) Drone
#53
2007
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#54
2007
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#55
2006
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
National Flag Graphic
Compact Surveillance Drone
#56
2006
Picture of the General Atomics Guardian
General Atomics Guardian
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#57
2006
Picture of the NavMar TigerShark
NavMar TigerShark
National Flag Graphic
Intelligence , Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#58
2006
Picture of the Lockheed Stalker
Lockheed Stalker
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#59
2005
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#60
2005
Picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
IAI Heron / Machatz-1
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#61
2005
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
#62
2004
Picture of the Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
National Flag Graphic
Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
#63
2003
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
#64
2003
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#65
2003
Picture of the Elbit Hermes 450
Elbit Hermes 450
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#66
2002
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#67
2002
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#68
2002
Picture of the Boeing X-45
Boeing X-45
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Prototype
#69
2001
Picture of the SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#70
2001
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#71
2001
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
#72
1998
Picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter
#73
1997
Picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Target Drone
#74
1997
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Fighter Technology Demonstrator
#75
1996
Picture of the IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
National Flag Graphic
Mutil-Role Short-Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
#76
1996
Picture of the Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
#77
1995
Picture of the Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
National Flag Graphic
Remote-Controlled Unmanned Rotary-Wing Helicopter System
#78
1995
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
#79
1994
Picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#80
1986
Picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#81
1982
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#82
1982
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
#83
1980
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
National Flag Graphic
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
#84
1978
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
National Flag Graphic
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
#85
1969
Picture of the Lockheed D-21
Lockheed D-21
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Drone
#86
1968
Picture of the Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Drone
#87
1963
Picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
National Flag Graphic
Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
#88
1958
Picture of the Brantly B-2
Brantly B-2
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility Helicopter
#89
1943
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
National Flag Graphic
Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
#90
1941
Picture of the Radioplane OQ-2
Radioplane OQ-2
National Flag Graphic
Aerial Target Drone


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