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

There are a total of [ 105 ] U.S. Drone Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Go back to the UAV/Drones index page.
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1
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
National Flag Graphic
2002
AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
2
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
National Flag Graphic
2001
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
3
Picture of the Aeronautics Group Orbiter (series)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Aeronautics Group Orbiter (series)
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
4
Picture of the Aerovel Flexrotor
National Flag Graphic
2022
Aerovel Flexrotor
VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
5
Picture of the AeroVironment Jump 20
National Flag Graphic
2020
AeroVironment Jump 20
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV / Drone
6
Picture of the AeroVironment Quantix Recon
National Flag Graphic
2020
AeroVironment Quantix Recon
Aerial Mapping / Surveying Reconnaissance Drone
7
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
National Flag Graphic
2003
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
8
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
National Flag Graphic
2007
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
9
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
National Flag Graphic
2002
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
10
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
National Flag Graphic
2008
AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
11
Picture of the AeroVironment Switchblade
National Flag Graphic
2020
AeroVironment Switchblade
Man-Portable Loitering Missile UAV
12
Picture of the Arcturus T-20
National Flag Graphic
2009
Arcturus T-20
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
13
Picture of the AREA-I (NASA) PTERA
National Flag Graphic
2015
AREA-I (NASA) PTERA
Unmanned Sub-Scale Wing Morphing Test Aircraft
14
Picture of the AREA-I Altius
National Flag Graphic
2020
AREA-I Altius
Air-Launched Effects (ALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
15
Picture of the Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
National Flag Graphic
2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
16
Picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
National Flag Graphic
1997
BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
Unmanned Target Drone
17
Picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
National Flag Graphic
1998
Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter
18
Picture of the Bell V-247 Vigilant
National Flag Graphic
2023
Bell V-247 Vigilant
Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
19
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
National Flag Graphic
1980
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
20
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
National Flag Graphic
1997
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) X-36
Unmanned Fighter Technology Demonstrator
21
Picture of the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
22
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
National Flag Graphic
2005
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
23
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
National Flag Graphic
2016
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
24
Picture of the Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
National Flag Graphic
2012
Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter
25
Picture of the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2025
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierbased Unmanned Tanker Aircraft
26
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Eye
National Flag Graphic
2012
Boeing Phantom Eye
High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
27
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Works MQ-28A (Ghost Bat)
National Flag Graphic
2026
Boeing Phantom Works MQ-28A (Ghost Bat)
Loyal Wingman / Attritable UAS
28
Picture of the Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
National Flag Graphic
2015
Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
Unmanned Target and Training Drone
29
Picture of the Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
Unmanned Low Earth Orbit Space Vehicle
30
Picture of the Boeing X-45
National Flag Graphic
2002
Boeing X-45
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Prototype
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31
Picture of the Boeing X-48
National Flag Graphic
2007
Boeing X-48
Experimental Blended Wing Body (BWB) Drone
32
Picture of the Brantly B-2
National Flag Graphic
1958
Brantly B-2
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
33
Picture of the DARPA Falcon HTV-2
National Flag Graphic
2010
DARPA Falcon HTV-2
Experimental Hypersonic Test Vehicle
34
Picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
2012
DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
35
Picture of the Dynetics X-61 Gremlins
National Flag Graphic
2019
Dynetics X-61 Gremlins
Experimental Low-Cost, Recoverable UAV/UCAV
36
Picture of the Elbit Hermes 450
National Flag Graphic
2003
Elbit Hermes 450
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
37
Picture of the General Atomics Guardian
National Flag Graphic
2006
General Atomics Guardian
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
38
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
National Flag Graphic
1995
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
39
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
National Flag Graphic
2009
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
40
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger (Predator C)
National Flag Graphic
2016
General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger (Predator C)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
41
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
Unmanned Aerial Tanker Aircraft / Drone Proposal
42
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
2007
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
43
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian / SeaGuardian (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
2021
General Atomics MQ-9B Protector / SkyGuardian / SeaGuardian (Predator B)
Medium-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Drone
44
Picture of the General Atomics Predator XP
National Flag Graphic
2017
General Atomics Predator XP
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
45
Picture of the General Atomics Sea Avenger
National Flag Graphic
2020
General Atomics Sea Avenger
Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Vehicle
46
Picture of the Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
National Flag Graphic
2004
Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
47
Picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
National Flag Graphic
1963
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
48
Picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
2008
Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
Unmanned VTOL Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
49
Picture of the IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
National Flag Graphic
1996
IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
Mutil-Role Short-Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
50
Picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
National Flag Graphic
2005
IAI Heron / Machatz-1
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
51
Picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
National Flag Graphic
1986
IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
52
Picture of the Interstate Aircraft TDR
National Flag Graphic
1942
Interstate Aircraft TDR
Unmanned Assault Drone
53
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
54
Picture of the Kaman K-MAX
National Flag Graphic
1994
Kaman K-MAX
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
55
Picture of the Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
National Flag Graphic
2008
Kratos BQM-167 Skeeter
Unmanned Aerial Training Drone
56
Picture of the Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
National Flag Graphic
2020
Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (XQ-222)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
57
Picture of the Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
58
Picture of the Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
National Flag Graphic
1996
Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
High-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
59
Picture of the Lockheed D-21
National Flag Graphic
1969
Lockheed D-21
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Drone
60
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
National Flag Graphic
2006
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
Compact Surveillance Drone
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61
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
62
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
National Flag Graphic
2011
Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
Unmanned Air System (UAS)
63
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
National Flag Graphic
2005
Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
UAV Technology Demonstrator
64
Picture of the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
National Flag Graphic
2012
Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft
65
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
National Flag Graphic
2007
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
66
Picture of the Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
National Flag Graphic
2013
Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
67
Picture of the Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Fuel Delivery System Aircraft Proposal
68
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
69
Picture of the Lockheed Skunkworks Speed Racer
National Flag Graphic
2022
Lockheed Skunkworks Speed Racer
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
70
Picture of the Lockheed SR-72
National Flag Graphic
2030
Lockheed SR-72
Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
71
Picture of the Lockheed Stalker
National Flag Graphic
2006
Lockheed Stalker
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
72
Picture of the Lockheed TR-X
National Flag Graphic
2025
Lockheed TR-X
Unmanned Stealth Aircraft Proposal
73
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
National Flag Graphic
1982
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
74
Picture of the MightyFly MF-100
National Flag Graphic
2022
MightyFly MF-100
Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL)
75
Picture of the NavMar TigerShark
National Flag Graphic
2006
NavMar TigerShark
Intelligence , Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
76
Picture of the Northrop Grumman (Scaled Composites) Firebird
National Flag Graphic
2021
Northrop Grumman (Scaled Composites) Firebird
Intelligence-Gathering Manned / Unmanned Aircraft
77
Picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Autonomous Overwater Resupply Platform
78
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Bat
National Flag Graphic
2006
Northrop Grumman Bat
Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)
79
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
80
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
81
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
National Flag Graphic
2009
Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
82
Picture of the Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
Military Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
83
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
National Flag Graphic
2015
Northrop Grumman RQ-180
Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
84
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
National Flag Graphic
2001
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) UAV
85
Picture of the Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
National Flag Graphic
2012
Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Trainer
86
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
National Flag Graphic
2003
Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
87
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
National Flag Graphic
2011
Northrop Grumman X-47B
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
88
Picture of the Radioplane OQ-2
National Flag Graphic
1941
Radioplane OQ-2
Aerial Target Drone
89
Picture of the Raytheon Coyote
National Flag Graphic
2014
Raytheon Coyote
Small, Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
90
Picture of the Raytheon Silver Fox
National Flag Graphic
2010
Raytheon Silver Fox
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Drone
91
Picture of the Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
National Flag Graphic
1968
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
Reconnaissance Drone
92
Picture of the SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
National Flag Graphic
2001
SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
93
Picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100
National Flag Graphic
2006
Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
94
Picture of the Shield AI V-BAT
National Flag Graphic
2019
Shield AI V-BAT
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Drone
95
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1979
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
96
Picture of the Swift Engineering 020
National Flag Graphic
2019
Swift Engineering 020
Tail-Sitting VTOL Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
97
Picture of the Textron NightWarden
National Flag Graphic
2018
Textron NightWarden
Multirole Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
98
Picture of the UAV Factory Penguin C
National Flag Graphic
2012
UAV Factory Penguin C
Long-Endurance, Long-Range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
99
Picture of the UVision Hero-30
National Flag Graphic
2012
UVision Hero-30
Man-Portable Expendable Loitering Munition
100
Picture of the Vanilla Aircraft VA001
National Flag Graphic
2015
Vanilla Aircraft VA001
Ultra-Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft
101
Picture of the Volansi Voly 50
National Flag Graphic
2023
Volansi Voly 50
VTOL ISR / Cargo Drone
102
Picture of the Volansi Voly C10
National Flag Graphic
2020
Volansi Voly C10
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft
103
Picture of the Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
National Flag Graphic
1995
Yamaha R-MAX (Rotary-MAX)
Remote-Controlled Unmanned Rotary-Wing Helicopter System
104
Picture of the Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
National Flag Graphic
2020
Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow
Unpowered, Unmanned Tactical Cargo Delivery System Glider
105
Picture of the Zunum Aero ZA10
National Flag Graphic
2022
Zunum Aero ZA10
Hybrid-Electric Regional Airliner Aircraft

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