Mi General
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Jun 2, 2017
MQ-1 Predator

A bit more info:
The MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which the U.S. Air Force describes as a MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) UAV system.
It can serve in a reconnaissance role, and it can also carry and use two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. The aircraft has been in use since 1995, and been in combat over Afghanistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, and Yemen.

RQ-4 Global Hawk



An RQ-4 Global Hawk speeds down the runway for takeoff Oct. 24, 2018, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

Australian Shadow 200 UAV




Chinese Air Force WD-1K drone Pterosaur





Thales Watchkeeper WK450








MQ-1 Predator UAV Drone​


An MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for take-off June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.. The aircraft are flown under the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators, and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide.

Alliance Ground Surveilance Aircraft​


NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 19, 2015, completing its first flight. The aircraft took off from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and arrived at Edwards AFB. The test flight marked the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards AFB before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy. NATO AGS is a derivative of the wide-area surveillance Global Hawk, with a few small changes in the communications software to meet certain criteria for operation in Europe.

RQ 16 T Hawk​


The Honeywell RQ-16A T-Hawk (for "Tarantula hawk", a wasp species) is a ducted fan VTOL micro UAV. Developed by Honeywell, it is suitable for backpack deployment and single-person operation.
The Class I UAV was part of Spin Out 1 and entered evaluation by Soldiers at the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF). It was to be fielded to Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT) starting in 2011. However, the Army issued Honeywell a stop-work order on January 6, 2011, with formal termination on February 3 the following month. Its role has gone to the Puma AE.

T-Hawk Afghanistan​


T-hawk of Britain\'s Talisman counter-IED force, 2012

Photo: Captain Dave Scammell/MOD [OGL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Drone Strike​


MQ-9 Reaper​


An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line , Aug. 19 2014, prior to maintenance that will keep it flying and training the next generation of Air Force pilots and sensor operators. The MQ-9 Reaper is a medium-to-high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft system. The MQ-9\'s primary mission is as a persistent hunter-killer against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. The MQ-9\'s alternate mission is to act as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset, employing sensors to provide real-time data to commanders and intelligence specialists at all levels.

lockheed Martin UCLASS​


Lockheed Martin Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle

MQ-9 Reaper​


I know very little about Americas use of drones in Pakistan but found this statement.
Whether America's remote-controlled killings are truly serving its strategic interests is a highly controversial issue. In fact, the use of drones is already having unwanted side effects. For example, such attacks create many new martyrs in countries like Pakistan, warns Jeffrey Smith, the former general counsel of the CIA.

ANUSD-501 Midge Drone​


Developed from the Canadian CL-89 Drone, Midge entered service with France, Germany, Italy and Britain in the 1970s. It was used in Kuwait in 1991 and was replaced by Phoenix in the 1980s. Mounted here on a Bedford 4 Tonner

Looks like 22 Bty or the RSA launcher, as this is Larkhill

RAF Reaper RPAS​


A Royal Air Force Reaper RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air System) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
file is available for reuse under the OGL (Open Government License).

Scan Eagle UAV​


Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle UAV takes off on a flight at the Boeing Boardman test range in eastern Oregon

RQ-4 Global Hawk

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam







The KillerBee (KB) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
is a family of scalable, long endurance, runway
independent RSTA platforms designed to
meet the demand for a low cost, organic UAS.
Currently under development, the first KB
models will be fielded for initial operational
use in early 2006.
The blended wing body shape offers
low acoustic, visual and radar observability
characteristics as well as a large bay capable
of accepting modular payloads. These include
EO, IR and SAR sensors with optional
IR pointer, laser range finder or designator
as needed to meet mission requirements.



One of the Australian Defence Forces newest aerial surveillance devices AEROSONDE provides valuable material on its first overseas deployment.

Phoenix (UAV)​


The Phoenix Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) is an all weather, day or night, real time surveillance and target acquisition system. Pheonix's surveillance suite is datalinked to a ground station which, in turn, transmits the intelligence gathered directly to artillery command posts. The Phoenix UAV is almost entirely made from Kevlar, glass fibre, carbon reinforced plastics and Nomex honeycomb; and is powered by a 25hp two stroke flat twin engine. The UAV can be launched within an hour of reaching launch site. Up to 2 UAV's can be controlled from the same ground contol station.

Desert Hawk UAV​


20 Desert Hawk systems are being used in Afghanistan and Iraq, by the USAF and RAF personnel, to augment the protection of airbase perimeters, searching for suspected vehicles and people with shoulder-fired missiles lurking to attack aircraft. Desert Hawk can fly at altitudes of less than 330 m' and can see about 10 kilometers beyond the perimeter of the base.
The plane can be directed to circle over an area of interest, or the operator can alter its flight path while the plane is in the air. Its payloads comprise of interchangeable systems, including an infrared thermal imaging system for night use, or a set of three color cameras for daylight.
The plane is made of a mold-injected polypropylene foam, which looks very similar to styrofoam but is much more durable. It is powered by an electric motor driving a pusher propeller. The UAV is launched by two persons, who attach a bungee cord to it, extend the cord to about 100 m and then simply let the UAV go.
Useful piece of kit!

The KZO reconnaissance UAV Germany.​


The KZO uses an infrared sensor system to acquire real-time images of targets, as well as position and speed of moving and stationary targets. The target data is transmitted from the air vehicle over a distance of more than 100km to the ground station, allowing the target data to be used for the effective operation of other assets such as long range artillery, intelligent artillery munitions, rockets and missiles. The air vehicle system can be deployed in all weathers by day and night

Ranger UAV​


Finnish Defence Forces - Army - Ranger UAV
The Ranger Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System was designed for day and night battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance. The Ranger has been optimized for use in the difficult weather and geographical conditions that can be encountered in both Switzerland and Finland.
The aerial vehicle was developed and manufactured by the Swiss Aircraft & Systems Enterprise Corp. Special attention was given to weatherproofing, airworthiness and adjusting the aerial vehicle to the European environment. The UAV's body is constructed of composite materials with high-aspect-ratio wings mounted low on the fuselage, twin-boom tail and a single rudder and is equipped with an emergency parachute
The Ranger is launched automatically from a truck-mounted hydraulic catapult and has skids for automatic landing on a short grass strip or unprepared snow/ice surface. The Ranger system includes 6 Air Vehicles, a Launcher, an advanced Ground Control Stations (GCS), Remote Communications Terminals (RCT) and Ground Support Equipment (GSE).
The Ranger's primary sensors is an IAI/Tamam's MOSP (a dual TV camera and IR sensor mounted in a rotating retractable turret). The Ranger can also carry customer furnished equipment packages for other roles.

In tests by the RAF, a Jackal drone, developed by the Yorkshire-based company Flyby Technology has fired the lightweight multi-role missile (Martlet) which was developed by Thales in Northern Ireland.

jackal drone raf.jpg

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