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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 91 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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| 901-1000
Lockheed SR-72
Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed SR-72
001
National Flag Graphic
2030
Boeing Phantom Works ATS (Airpower Teaming System)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Platform
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Works ATS (Airpower Teaming System)
002
National Flag Graphic
2030
Lockheed TR-X
Unmanned Stealth Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Lockheed TR-X
003
National Flag Graphic
2025
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierbased Unmanned Tanker Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
004
National Flag Graphic
2024
Bell V-247 Vigilant
Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
Picture of the Bell V-247 Vigilant
005
National Flag Graphic
2023
Zunum Aero ZA10
Hybrid-Electric Regional Airliner Aircraft
Picture of the Zunum Aero ZA10
006
National Flag Graphic
2022
General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian (Predator B)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ISR Drone
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian (Predator B)
007
National Flag Graphic
2021
Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
Unpowered, Unmanned Tactical Cargo Delivery System Glider
Picture of the Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
008
National Flag Graphic
2020
Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
009
National Flag Graphic
2020
General Atomics Sea Avenger
Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Vehicle
Picture of the General Atomics Sea Avenger
0010
National Flag Graphic
2020
Boeing Phantom Eye
High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Eye
0011
National Flag Graphic
2020
Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
0012
National Flag Graphic
2019
Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
0013
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman Firebird
Intelligence-Gathering Manned / Unmanned Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Firebird
0014
National Flag Graphic
2019
Swift Engineering 020
Tail-Sitting VTOL Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Picture of the Swift Engineering 020
0015
National Flag Graphic
2019
Textron NightWarden
Multirole Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Picture of the Textron NightWarden
0016
National Flag Graphic
2018
Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
0017
National Flag Graphic
2017
General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
Unmanned Aerial Tanker Aircraft / Drone Proposal
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
0018
National Flag Graphic
2017
General Atomics Predator XP
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the General Atomics Predator XP
0019
National Flag Graphic
2017
Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Fuel Delivery System Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
0020
National Flag Graphic
2017
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
0021
National Flag Graphic
2016
General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
0022
National Flag Graphic
2016
Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
Unmanned Target and Training Drone
Picture of the Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
0023
National Flag Graphic
2015
Vanilla Aircraft VA001
Ultra-Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft
Picture of the Vanilla Aircraft VA001
0024
National Flag Graphic
2015
Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Autonomous Overwater Resupply Platform
Picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
0025
National Flag Graphic
2015
Northrop Grumman RQ-180
Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
0026
National Flag Graphic
2015
Area-I (NASA) PTERA
Unmanned Sub-Scale Wing Morphing Test Aircraft
Picture of the Area-I (NASA) PTERA
0027
National Flag Graphic
2015
Raytheon Coyote
Small, Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Raytheon Coyote
0028
National Flag Graphic
2014
Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
Military Unmanned Helicopter System
Picture of the Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
0029
National Flag Graphic
2014
Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
0030
National Flag Graphic
2014
Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
0031
National Flag Graphic
2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Picture of the Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
0032
National Flag Graphic
2013
Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
0033
National Flag Graphic
2012
UVision Hero-30
Disposable Anti-Personnel Smart Loitering Munition UAV
Picture of the UVision Hero-30
0034
National Flag Graphic
2012
Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
0035
National Flag Graphic
2012
DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
Picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
0036
National Flag Graphic
2012
Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Trainer
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
0037
National Flag Graphic
2012
UAV Factory Penguin C
Long-Endurance, Long-Range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Picture of the UAV Factory Penguin C
0038
National Flag Graphic
2012
Northrop Grumman X-47B
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
0039
National Flag Graphic
2011
Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
Unmanned Air System (UAS)
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
0040
National Flag Graphic
2011
Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
Unmanned Low Earth Orbit Space Vehicle
Picture of the Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
0041
National Flag Graphic
2010
DARPA Falcon HTV-2
Experimental Hypersonic Test Vehicle
Picture of the DARPA Falcon HTV-2
0042
National Flag Graphic
2010
Raytheon Silver Fox
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Drone
Picture of the Raytheon Silver Fox
0043
National Flag Graphic
2010
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
0044
National Flag Graphic
2010
Arcturus T-20
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Arcturus T-20
0045
National Flag Graphic
2009
Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
0046
National Flag Graphic
2009
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
0047
National Flag Graphic
2009
Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
Unmanned VTOL Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
Picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
0048
National Flag Graphic
2008
AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
0049
National Flag Graphic
2008
Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
Unmanned Aerial Training Drone
Picture of the Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
0050
National Flag Graphic
2008
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
0051
National Flag Graphic
2007
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
0052
National Flag Graphic
2007
Boeing X-48
Experimental Blended Wing Body (BWB) Drone
Picture of the Boeing X-48
0053
National Flag Graphic
2007
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
0054
National Flag Graphic
2007
NavMar TigerShark
Intelligence , Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the NavMar TigerShark
0055
National Flag Graphic
2006
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
Compact Surveillance Drone
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
0056
National Flag Graphic
2006
General Atomics Guardian
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the General Atomics Guardian
0057
National Flag Graphic
2006
Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100
0058
National Flag Graphic
2006
Lockheed Stalker
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed Stalker
0059
National Flag Graphic
2006
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
0060
National Flag Graphic
2005
IAI Heron / Machatz-1
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
0061
National Flag Graphic
2005
Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
0062
National Flag Graphic
2005
Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
Picture of the Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
0063
National Flag Graphic
2004
Elbit Hermes 450
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Elbit Hermes 450
0064
National Flag Graphic
2003
Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
0065
National Flag Graphic
2003
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
0066
National Flag Graphic
2003
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
0067
National Flag Graphic
2002
AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
0068
National Flag Graphic
2002
Boeing X-45
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Prototype
Picture of the Boeing X-45
0069
National Flag Graphic
2002
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
0070
National Flag Graphic
2001
SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
0071
National Flag Graphic
2001
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
0072
National Flag Graphic
2001
Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter
Picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
0073
National Flag Graphic
1998
BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
Unmanned Target Drone
Picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
0074
National Flag Graphic
1997
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
Unmanned Fighter Technology Demonstrator
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
0075
National Flag Graphic
1997
IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
Mutil-Role Short-Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Picture of the IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
0076
National Flag Graphic
1996
Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
High-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
Picture of the Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
0077
National Flag Graphic
1996
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
0078
National Flag Graphic
1995
Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
Remote-Controlled Unmanned Rotary-Wing Helicopter System
Picture of the Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
0079
National Flag Graphic
1995
Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
0080
National Flag Graphic
1994
IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
0081
National Flag Graphic
1986
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
0082
National Flag Graphic
1982
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
0083
National Flag Graphic
1982
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
0084
National Flag Graphic
1980
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
0085
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed D-21
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Drone
Picture of the Lockheed D-21
0086
National Flag Graphic
1969
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
Reconnaissance Drone
Picture of the Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
0087
National Flag Graphic
1968
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
Picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
0088
National Flag Graphic
1963
Brantly B-2
Light Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Brantly B-2
0089
National Flag Graphic
1958
Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
0090
National Flag Graphic
1943
Radioplane OQ-2
Aerial Target Drone
Picture of the Radioplane OQ-2
0091
National Flag Graphic
1941


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