Top 10 Military Drones in the World
A review of the military drone aircraft with one person’s opinion as to the top 10 military UAV in the world. Watch the above video of the 2014 list of top 10 military drones in the world.
Top 10 Military List:
- BAE Taranis
- Global Hawk
- Camcopter S-100
- Predator C Avenger
- Dassault NEURON
- MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
Learn more about the Predator, Reaper and the Global Hawk:
- MQ-1 Predator & MQ-9 Reaper UAV Operations
- Predator C Avenger combat simulation
- RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV | U.S. military’s premier surveillance drone
Previous Top 10 List
From 2012 German Military Power channel notes their opinion of the top 10 military type drones in the world at that point in time.
The Previous Top 10 List:
- General Atomics MQ-1 “Predator”
- Northrop Gruman RQ-4 “Global Hawk”
- RQ-170 Sentinel
- Dassault Neuron
- Lockheed Martin P-175 Policat
- Camcopter S-100
- EADS Barracuda
- Bell Eagle Eye
- Boeing Condor
- MAV Honeywell RQ-16
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
How about the new X-47B UCAV ?! Watch it go through test flight operations.
China is progressing in drone technology with vehicles like the CH-5, Sharp Sword and swarm drones. China Military Drones
Update Jan 1, 2016 : DARPA, the U.S. military’s research agency has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to build a prototype drone for testing that someday would be able to take off and land on a destroyer at sea.
— Popular Science (@PopSci) December 29, 2015
The Future: Swarm Drones
All said, is the future of warfare not larger unmanned vehicles in smaller numbers, but massive quantities of smaller and nano UAV’s that overwhelm an adversary? An example is the Navy’s LOw-Cost Unmanned aerial vehicle Swarming Technology (LOCUST) program. And a video from China shows they are developing the swarm drone military technology.
READ MORE: SWAM DRONES … The future of warfare?
The Future 2.0: Military Space Drones
The world’s ultimate “drone” may be the Air Force’s X-37B unmanned space vehicle. This technological wonder recently completed over 700 days of continuous flying in orbit around the earth.
READ MORE: Air Force X-37B