Special Report

Every Combat Drone in Use by the US Military

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

MQ-1C Gray Eagle
> Primary use:Reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and ground strikes
> Cost: $21.5 million
> Manufacturer: General Atomics
> Dimensions: 29.5 feet (wingspan)

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MQ-4C Triton
> Primary use: Persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
> Cost: $180.0 million
> Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
> Dimensions: 130.9 feet (wingspan)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

MQ-8B Fire Scout/MQ-8C Fire Scout
> Primary use: Reconnaissance, classification, targeting, and battle management
> Cost: $27.5 million
> Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
> Dimensions: 31.5 feet (length)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

MQ-9 Reaper
> Primary use: Intelligence collection in support of strikes, coordination, and reconnaissance
> Cost: $56.5 million
> Manufacturer: General Atomics, L3Harris, Raytheon
> Dimensions: 66 feet (wingspan)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Northrop Grumman Bat
> Primary use: Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
> Cost: Unknown
> Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
> Dimensions: 12 feet (wingspan)

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