Special Report

Every Combat Drone in Use by the US Military

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Phoenix Ghost
> Primary use: Ground attack, Close-air support, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
> Cost: Unknown
> Manufacturer: Aevex Aerospace
> Dimensions: Unknown

RQ-11 Raven
> Primary use: Low-altitude Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
> Cost: $260,000
> Manufacturer: AeroVironment Inc.
> Dimensions: 4.5 feet (wingspan)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

RQ-12 Wasp
> Primary use: Reconnaissance and surveillance with low-altitude operation
> Cost: $49,000
> Manufacturer: AeroVironment Inc.
> Dimensions: 2.4 feet (wingspan)

RQ-170 Sentinel
> Primary use: Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare
> Cost: $6.0 million
> Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
> Dimensions: 46 to 90 feet (wingspan)

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RQ-180
> Primary use: Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
> Cost: Unknown
> Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
> Dimensions: 164 feet (wingspan)

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