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    Large Military Drones in Service


    Country
    UAV
    Number
    Operated by
    Manufacturing Company/Country
    AustraliaHeron
    8
    Army
    IAI (Israel)
    BelgiumRQ-5 Hunter
    13
    Air Force
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    CanadaHeron
    5
    Air Force
    IAI (Israel)
    China[2]CASC CH-3
    CAC Wing-Loong
    CASIC WJ-600
    ASN 200(variants)
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    CASC (China)
    CAC (China)
    CASIC (China)
    ASN (China)
    EcuadorSearcher Mk2
    Heron
    4
    2
    Navy
    Navy
    IAI (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    EgyptR4E – 50 Skyeye
    Scarab
    20
    29
    Air Force
    Air Force
    DS Inc (now BAE Systems) (US)
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    FinlandADS-95 Ranger
    6
    Army
    RUAG Aviation (Swiss) & IAI (Israel)
    FranceSperwer
    Harfang
    20
    3
    Army
    Air Force
    SAGEM (France)
    EADS (Europe) & IAI (Israel)
    GermanyKZO
    Luna
    Heron
    Euro Hawk[3]
    6
    6
    3
    1
    Army
    Army
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Rheinmetall (Germany)
    EMT Penzberg (Germany)
    IAI (Israel)
    Northrop Grumman (US) & EADS (Eu’pe)
    GreeceSperwer
    2
    Army
    SAGEM (France)
    IndiaNishant
    Searcher MK2
    Heron[4]
    14
    20
    16
    Army
    Navy/Army/AF
    Air Force
    ADE (India)
    IAI (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    IranMohajer 4
    ?
    Army
    Ghods [Quods] Aviation (Iran)
    Israel[5]Searcher Mk2
    RQ-5A Hunter
    Hermes 450
    Heron
    Heron 2
    22
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Air Force
    IAI (Israel)
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    Elbit Systems (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    ItalyRQ-1B Predator
    6
    Air Force
    General Atomics (US)
    JordanSeeker SB7L
    6
    Air Force
    Seabird Aviation (Jordan)
    MalaysiaAludra
    ?
    Air Force
    UST (Malaysia)
    MexicoHermes 450
    2
    Air Force
    Elbit Systems (Israel)
    MoroccoR4E – 50 Skyeye
    ?
    Army
    DS Inc (now BAE Systems) (US)
    NetherlandsSperwer
    14
    Army
    SAGEM (France)
    PhilippinesBlue Horizon 2
    2
    Air Force
    EMIT (Israel)
    SingaporeSearcher Mk2
    Hermes 450
    Heron
    42
    ?
    1
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Air Force
    IAI (Israel)
    Elbit Systems (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    South AfricaSeeker 2
    ?
    Air Force
    Denel (South Africa)
    South KoreaNight Intruder
    Searcher
    ?
    3
    Air Force
    Air Force
    KAI (South Korea)
    IAI (Israel)
    SpainSearcher MK2
    4
    Army
    IAI (Israel)
    Sri LankaSeeker
    Blue Horizon 2
    Searcher Mk2
    1
    ?
    2
    Army
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Denel (South Africa)
    EMIT (Israel)
    IAI (Israel)
    SwedenSperwer
    3
    Army
    SAGEM (France)
    SwitzerlandADS-95
    4
    Army
    RUAG Aviation (Swiss) & IAI (Israel)
    ThailandSearcher
    ?
    Army
    IAI (Israel)
    TurkeyGnat 750
    Heron
    18
    10
    Air Force
    Air Force
    General Atomics (US)
    IAI (Israel)
    UKHermes 450
    Watchkeeper[6]
    MQ-9 Reaper[7]
    ?
    ?
    5
    Army
    Army
    Air Force
    Elbit Systems (Israel)
    Thales (UK) & Elbit (Israel)
    General Atomics (US)
    USAI-Gnat
    RQ-5 Hunter
    Grey Eagle[8]
    MQ-8 Fire Scout
    Global Hawk[9]
    MQ-1 Predator
    MQ-9 Reaper[10]
    RQ-170 Sentinel
    3
    45
    4
    6
    30
    175
    65
    ?
    Army
    Army
    Army
    Navy
    Navy
    Air Force
    Air Force
    Air Force
    General Atomics (US)
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    General Atomics (US)
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    Northrop Grumman (US)
    General Atomics (US)
    General Atomics (US)
    Lockheed Martin (US)
    Info Sources:  The Military Balance 2011,IISS; Jane’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets 2011US Unmanned Aerial Systems, Congressional Research Service, 2012; Various press reports.

    [1] Class 2 and 3 drones only.  Small/Micro/Mini drones not included. Also does not include large drones in service with police, border patrol, National Guard or CIA.  Given secretive nature of military list is almost certainly not complete.
     [2] It is difficult to be certain  if China’s drones are in development  or in service
    [3] Euro Hawk, based on Global Hawk is just coming into service.  German has ordered five.
    [4] India has expressed a requirement for up to 50 Heron UAVs
    [5] It is possible that Israel has other unknown drones in their inventory
    [6] UK plans to acquire 54 Watchkeeper UAVs
    [7]  UK plans to acquire 10 Reapers
    [8] US plans to acquire 152 Grey Eagle
    [9] Estimate – US plans to acquire up to 50 Global Hawks
    [10] US plans to acquire 400 Reapers