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Active United States military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the United States military. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of military aircraft of the United States.

Air Force Edit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
A-10 Thunderbolt II A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2 Flag of the United States.svg USA Attack Aircraft A-10C 343[1] To be in service until 2042, replacement by F-35A, is not an option. After budgets-cuts 242 will remain in active service.
AC-130 Spectre AC-130H Spectre jettisons flares Flag of the United States.svg USA Gunship AC-130H
AC-130U
AC-130W
8
17
12[2]
16 AC130J planned to replace AC-130H.[3]
B-1 Lancer B-1B over the pacific ocean Flag of the United States.svg USA Bomber B-1B 66[4] Only supersonic bomber aircraft active in the U.S. Air Force.
B-2 Spirit B-2 Spirit original Flag of the United States.svg USA Bomber B-2A 20 1 in California, 19 at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri[5]
B-52 Stratofortress Usaf.Boeing B-52 Flag of the United States.svg USA Bomber B-52H 76[6] Slated to remain in service until 2045.
C-5 Galaxy Usaf.c5.galaxy.750pix Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft C-5A
C-5B
C-5C
C-5M
29[7]
34
2
12[8]
C-5B and C are to be upgraded to C-5M Supergalaxy
C-12 Huron C-12 Huron in flight Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft
Surveillance aircraft
C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
C-12J
MC-12W
16
6
2
4
41[Note 1]
C-17 Globemaster III C-17 test sortie Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft C-17A 223 The final C-17 has been delivered.[9]
Gulfstream C-20 USAF C-20 Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP/Passenger/Cargo aircraft C-20B
C-20H
5
2
Learjet C-21 NDANG C-21A Learjet Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-21A 47[2]
C-26 Metroliner DF-SD-08-00706 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft C-26B
RC-26
11
C-27J Spartan 110px Flag of the United States.svg USA
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Cargo Aircraft C-27J 13[10] 38 planned[11][12]
Boeing C-32 USAF C-32A Flag of the United States.svg USA Passenger aircraft C-32A
C-32B
6
2
Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-37A
C-37B
9
2
Gulfstream C-38 C-38A Astra SPX DC ANG in flight 2008 Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-38A 2
C-40 Clipper C-40C DC ANG in flight 2008 Flag of the United States.svg USA Passenger aircraft C-40B
C-40C
4
7[2]
C-130 Hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft C-130E
C-130H
13
265[2]
C-130J Super Hercules C-130 Hercules over Santa Cruz Island Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Aircraft C-130J
C-130J-30
10
79[13]
129 planned[14]
C-144 USAF - CN-235-100M QC - Andre Inacio Flag of Spain.svg Spain Transport aircraft CN-235-100M 2 427th SOS
PZL C-145 Skytruck PZL M28 USAF Flag of Poland.svg Poland Transport aircraft M28B 8[15] 318th SOS, Cannon AFB[16][17]
C-146[18] D328 D-CPRP Flag of Germany.png Germany Transport aircraft C-146A 5 524th SOS[19]
E-3 Sentry Usaf.e3sentry.750pix Flag of the United States.svg USA Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-3B
E-3C
22
10[20]
One E-3B For Testing[20]
Boeing E-4 E 4b Flag of the United States.svg USA Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-4B 4
E-8 Joint STARS T-3 with JT8D-219 engines Flag of the United States.svg USA Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-8C 16[21] One E-8C For Testing
E-9A Widget E-9A Widget aircraft 84-048 Flag of the United States.svg USA
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Surveillance aircraft E-9A 2[22]
Northrop Grumman E-11A[23] 2010-07-08 BD700 Tyrolean OE-IGS EDDF 03 Flag of the United States.svg USA
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A 4[24]
EC-130H Compass Call EC-130H Compass Call 060617 Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic Warfare Aircraft EC-130H 14
EC-130J Commando Solo III EC-130J Commando Solo Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic Warfare Aircraft EC-130J
EC-130SJ
3
4
F-15 Eagle F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Superiority Fighter F-15C
F-15D
222
32[4]
Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2025, the aircraft will eventually be replaced by the F-22A.
F-15E Strike Eagle F-15E - Controlling The Sky Flag of the United States.svg USA Fighter Aircraft F-15E 219[25] Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2025, the aircraft will be replaced by the F-35A.[26]
F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16 June 2008 Flag of the United States.svg USA Fighter Aircraft F-16C
F-16D
840[Note 2][Note 3]
163
To be replaced by the F-35A.
F-22 Raptor Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Superiority Fighter F-22A 195[27] 8 for test and 187 for operational.[28]
F-35 Lightning II First F-35 headed for USAF service Flag of the United States.svg USA Fighter aircraft F-35A 25 In production with 1763 planned, currently 13 for testing
HC-130 Combat King/Combat King II US Airforce HC-130 Flag of the United States.svg USA Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-130N
HC-130P
HC-130J
10
23
2
37 HC-130J planned
KC-10 Extender KC-10 Extender (2151957820) Flag of the United States.svg USA Tanker Aircraft KC-10A 59 Supposedly to be replaced by the KC-Y.
but likely to remain in service until 2043
KC-135 Stratotanker F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Flag of the United States.svg USA Tanker Aircraft KC-135R
KC-135T
363[Note 4]
54
To be replaced by the KC-46
LC-130 Hercules LC-130H taking off Greenland July 2010 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo aircraft LC-130H 10[4]
MC-130
Combat Talon II/Combat Shadow
MC-130 Combat Talon II Flag of the United States.svg USA Multi-mission Aircraft MC-130H
MC-130P
MC-130J
20[29]
27[30]
4[31]
37 MC-130J planned
OC-135 Open Skies Oc-135 xxl Flag of the United States.svg USA Observation Aircraft OC-135B 3
Boeing RC-135 RC-135 Rivet Joint Flag of the United States.svg USA Reconnaissance Aircraft RC-135S
RC-135U
RC-135V/W
3
2
17[32]
T-1 Jayhawk 110px Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-1A 178 Originally 180 – 2 no longer in service after mishaps
T-6 Texan II T-6A Texan II Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-6A 446[33]
T-38 Talon T-38 560FTS RandolphAFB 2001 Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-38A
(A)T-38B
T-38C
54
6
448[2]
T-41 Mescalero USAF T-41D Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-41C 4
Cessna T-51 Cessna T-51A Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-51A 3
Diamond T-52 N681BA RIAT Bthebest Flag of Canada.svg Canada Trainer Aircraft T-52A 20
Cirrus T-53[34] USAF T-53A Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-53A 3
U-2 Dragon Lady Usaf.u2.750pix Flag of the United States.svg USA Reconnaissance Aircraft
Trainer Aircraft
U-2S
TU-2S
26
5
Pilatus U-28 PC-12 take off Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland Utility Aircraft U-28A 19[35]
Boeing VC-25 Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP Transport VC-25A 2 Used as Presidential Transport
WC-130 Hercules WC-130J Hercules of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Flag of the United States.svg USA Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-130H
WC-130J
10
10
WC-135 Constant Phoenix WC-135 Flag of the United States.svg USA Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-135 2
Helicopters
HH-60 Pave Hawk Airforce-mh60-26106-071002-fox-01-16 Flag of the United States.svg USA Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G
HH-60U
99[36]
4[2]
UH-1N Twin Huey UH-1N-6 Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-1N 62
UH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983 Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-1H 3
TH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983 Flag of the United States.svg USA Training Helicopter TH-1H 27
STOL and VTOL
de Havilland Canada UV-18 UV-18B USAF academy parachute training 1980 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Utility STOL Aircraft UV-18B 3
CV-22 Osprey US Navy SEALs hoisted into AF CV-22 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo VTOL Aircraft CV-22B 17[37] 50 planned
Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Mil Mi-8 Mi-8 Hip Roving Sands 99 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Utility helicopter Mi-8VT 6 Evaluations
Mikoyan MiG-29 Mikoyan mig29 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Air superiority, Multirole fighter MiG-29UB 3 Evaluation only
Sukhoi Su-27 Su-27 low pass Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Air superiority fighter Su-27UB 2 Used for "Aggressor" training[38]

Army Edit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-12 Huron C-12 Huron Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
17
14
17
Gulfstream C-20 USAF C-20 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport C-20C 4
C-23 Sherpa C-23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Cargo/Transport C-23 43 To be replaced by Alenia C-27J[citation needed]
C-26 Metroliner Metroliner C-26 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport C-26E 11
C-31 Troopship US Army Fokker C-31A Troopship Asuspine Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Cargo/Transport C-31A 2
Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport C-37A
C-37B
2
1
EO-5 Arl-dash7-N158CL-010515-01 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Reconnaissance EO-5C 5[39] Previously designated as RC-7B
RC-12 Huron Beechcraft RC-12N Huron in flight Flag of the United States.svg USA Reconnaissance RC-12D
RC-12H
RC-12K
12
6
18
Cessna UC-35 Cessna uc-35a citation 560 ultra v arp Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility aircraft UC-35A
UC-35B
20
7
Helicopters
AH-6 Little Bird MH-6 Little Bird Flag of the United States.svg USA Attack helicopter MH/AH-6M 51
AH-64 Apache AH-64D Apache Longbow Flag of the United States.svg USA Attack helicopter AH-64A
AH-64D
107[25]
619[25][Note 5]
CH-47 Chinook CH-47 2 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Helicopter CH-47D
CH-47F
394
48
191 new CH-47F to be delivered, plus 24 options
EH-60 Black Hawk UH-60A Black Hawk Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic-Warfare Helicopter EH-60A 64
MH-47 Chinook MH-47.Chinook Flag of the United States.svg USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-47D
MH-47E
MH-47G
11
23
27
MH-60 Black Hawk MH-60K Black Hawk Flag of the United States.svg USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-60K
MH-60L
23
35
OH-58 Kiowa OH-58D 2 Flag of the United States.svg USA Observation Helicopter OH-58A
OH-58C
OH-58D
150
210
368
A / C models are currently under replacement by UH-72
TH-67 Creek TH-67A Creek Flag of the United States.svg USA
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Training Helicopter TH-67 172
UH-1 Iroquois UH-1H 159th Aviation Regiment US Army in flight 1990 Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-1H 875 To be replaced by UH-72
UH-60 Black Hawk Blackhawk Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-60A
UH-60L
UH-60M
751
592
100[40]




1227 planned
UH-72 Lakota UH-72 Lakota2 Flag of the United States.svg USA
Flag of Germany.png Germany
Utility Helicopter UH-72A 250 345 planned[41]
STOL
DHC-6 Twin Otter Golden Knights UV-18A Flag of Canada.svg Canada Utility STOL Aircraft UV-18A 6
Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Antonov An-26 Antonov.an26.fairford.arp Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Undesignated Foreign Aircraft 3
Antonov An-2 An-2 on skis Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Undesignated Foreign Aircraft 1
Mil Mi-24 Mi-24 flown by ATEC at Roving Sands 2000 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR Attack Helicopter with transport capabilities 1 Used for adversary training and acquired from Germany(Retired to Fort Bliss Old Ironsides Museum)

Coast Guard Edit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
Gulfstream C-37 USCG AC C37A Flight Flag of the United States.svg USA Long Range Command & Control Aircraft C-37A 2 Two USCG VC-37As provides VIP transport for high-ranking members of the and U.S. Coast Guard using the designation Coast Guard 01 or Coast Guard 02. The C-37A enjoys commonality of parts and supplies with more than a dozen C-37As operated by the Department of Defense.
HC-130 Hercules USCG C130 Hercules Flag of the United States.svg USA Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-130B
HC-130H
HC-130J
5
22
6
The Coast Guard's fleet currently includes five HC-130H (1500 series), 22 HC-130H-7 (1700 series), and six HC-130J models of the famous Hercules, widely recognized as the West's premier military transport. Many of the HC-130Bs are slated to be replaced by HC-130Js.
HC-144 Ocean Sentry HC-144A Ocean Sentry (2) Flag of Spain.svg Spain Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-144 13 The HC-144A will assume medium range surveillance and transport requirements, replacing the HU-25 and some HC-130s. The Ocean Sentry has the capability to perform aerial delivery of search and rescue equipment such as rafts, pumps, and flares, and it can serve as an on-scene commander platform for homeland security missions, since it is outfitted with the IDS Command and Control (C2) System, and the start-of-the-art C4ISR suite of sensors and avionics. CGAS Miami is the first unit to receive operational HC-144A's.
HU-25 Guardian Hu-25 Flag of France.svg France Search and Rescue Aircraft HU-25 41 Most of the service's HU-25s have been decommissioned, with complete phase-out slated by 2014. They will be replaced by the HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
Helicopters
HH-60 Jayhawk US Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration Flag of the United States.svg USA Medium Range Recovery (MRR) Helicopter HH-60J
MH-60T
41 There are 42 total Jayhawks in the Coast Guard air fleet, with 35 in operational use. A number of the MH-60s have completed an upgrade and are redesigned as MH-60T.
HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-65 Flag of France.svg France Short Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter MH-65C
MH-65D
MH-65E
101 There are 101 H-65s in the inventory. As part of the ongoing H-65 Conversion / Sustainment Project, all HH-65Bs have been upgraded to HH-65C configuration, equipped with Turbomecca Arriel 2C2 engines. Furthermore, the re-designation of AUF HH-65Cs to MH-65Cs reflects the installation of armament and a significantly upgraded communications package. The MH-65D is also currently being delivered to air stations throughout the Coast Guard. The MH-65E model is expected to begin to be delivered to the fleet in FY14.

Marine Corps Edit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-9 Skytrain II C-9 Skytrain Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-9B 2
F/A-18 Hornet USMC FA-18 Hornet Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft F/A-18A
F/A-18C
F/A-18D
48
86
95
To be replaced by 80 F-35C [42]
KC-130 KC-130J USMC Flag of the United States.svg USA Tanker Aircraft KC-130F
KC-130R
KC-130T
KC-130J
5
2
28
46[43]
Cessna UC-35 Marines-uc35-6766-070403-04cr-16 Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Aircraft UC-35C
UC-35D
2
10[44]
Helicopters
AH-1 SuperCobra AH-1 Cobra Flag of the United States.svg USA Attack Helicopter AH-1W 153[45] To be upgraded to/replaced by AH-1Z Viper beginning in 2009
AH-1Z Viper AH-1Z lands on USS Makin Island LHD-8 Flag of the United States.svg USA Attack Helicopter AH-1Z 28[46] 189 planned[46]
CH-46 Sea Knight USMC CH-46 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Helicopter CH-46E 111[47][Note 6] To be replaced by V-22.
CH-53E Super Stallion Ch53e-40-070920-28cr-16 Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo Helicopter CH-53E 139[Note 7] To be replaced with 225 CH-53K beginning in 2018.[48]
UH-1N Twin Huey 110px Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-1N 88[49] To be replaced by UH-1Y Venom beginning in 2009
UH-1Y Venom UH-1Y Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Helicopter UH-1Y 31[46] 160 planned[46]
VH-3 Sea King VH-3D Marine One over Washington DC May 2005 Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP Transport Helicopter VH-3D 11 Used as Presidential Transport
VH-53 Sea Stallion HMX-1 VH53 Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP Transport Helicopter VH-53D 2
VH-60 Whitehawk VH-60 Marine One Flag of the United States.svg USA VIP Transport Helicopter VH-60N 7
VSTOL and VTOL
AV-8B Harrier II Harrier.av8b.750pix Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK
Flag of the United States.svg USA
Attack VTOL Aircraft AV-8B 99 To be replaced by F-35B[42]
MV-22 Osprey US Navy 080220-N-5180F-015 A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) Flag of the United States.svg USA Multi-Mission VTOL Aircraft MV-22B 126 360 planned
TAV-8B Harrier II Vmat20310206a Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK
Flag of the United States.svg USA
Training VTOL Aircraft TAV-8B 19 To be replaced by F-35B
F-35 Lightning II F-35B after vertical landing Flag of the United States.svg USA Fighter VSTOL Aircraft F-35B 21 340 F-35B ordered[50]

Navy Edit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-2 Greyhound C-2 Landeanflug Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-2A 34
C-9 Skytrain II C-9 Skytrain Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-9B 15 To be replaced by C-40 Clipper
Gulfstream C-20 C-20 Gulfstream Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-20A
C-20D
C-20G
1
2
5
Gulfstream C-37 C-37B (Gulf Stream 550) Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-37A
C-37B
1
3
C-40 Clipper USN C-40A Clipper Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-40A 11
C-130 Hercules C-130T Hercules Blue Angels Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-130T 19
CT-39 Sabreliner T39 mainlarge cnatra navy Flag of the United States.svg USA Cargo/Transport Aircraft CT-39G 1
E-2 Hawkeye E-2C Hawkeye Bear Aces Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-2C 67 To be replaced by E-2D starting in 2014
E-6 Mercury E-6B TACAMO Climb Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic Warfare Aircraft E-6B 16
EA-6B Prowler Usnavy.ea6b.prowler.750pix Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-6B 170[Note 8][Note 9]
EA-18G Growler EA-18G at Whidbey April 2007 Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-18G 96[51] 114 ordered[52]
EP-3 ARIES II EP-3E DN-SD-07-09322 Flag of the United States.svg USA Electronic Warfare Aircraft EP-3E 11
F-5F/N Tiger II F-5N from VFC-111 Sundowners taxiing Flag of the United States.svg USA Fighter Aircraft F-5F
F-5N
3
41
Used for adversary training[53]
F/A-18 Hornet FA-18-NAVY-Blue-Diamond Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft F/A-18A
F/A-18B
F/A-18C
F/A-18D
74
26
286
47
To be replaced by F-35C
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet F-18E landing 06-10304cr Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft F/A-18E
F/A-18F
488 565 planned
F-35 Lightning II CF-1 flight test Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft F-35C 4 NAS Pax River SDD aircraft, 260 planned[50]
P-3 Orion US Navy 030129-N-0226M-002 P-3C Orion Flag of the United States.svg USA Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-3C 154[54] To be replaced by P-8
P-8 Poseidon P 8A touches down at Pax River Flag of the United States.svg USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft P-8A 11[55] 122 planned[56]
T-6 Texan II T-6A Texan II Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-6A
T-6B
49
12
Beech T-44 T 44 4LR Flag of the United States.svg USA Trainer Aircraft T-44A 52
T-45 Goshawk T-45A Goshawk 03 Flag of the United States.svg USA Carrier-based Trainer Aircraft T-45C 218
Cessna UC-35 Cessna uc-35a citation 560 ultra v arp Flag of the United States.svg USA Utility Aircraft UC-35D 1
Helicopters
HH-60 Rescue Hawk SH-60 Seahawk Flag of the United States.svg USA Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60H 49
MH-53 Sea Dragon US Navy 070416-N-6501M-006 An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Counter Measure Squadron (HM) 15 conducts a mine sweeping exercise Flag of the United States.svg USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-53E 36
MH-60 Seahawk MH-60R Flag of the United States.svg USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
Multi-Mission Helicopter
MH-60R
MH-60S
166[57]
234[57]
291 planned[57]
275 planned[57]
SH-60 Seahawk SH-60B Seahawk Flag of the United States.svg USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter SH-60B
SH-60F
129
60
TH-57 Sea Ranger TH57C boat ops Flag of the United States.svg USA Training Helicopter TH-57B
TH-57C
44
85

Unmanned aerial vehiclesEdit

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
MQ-1 Predator MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft Flag of the United States.svg USA Air ForceMQ-1B[58] 165[2]
MQ-1C Grey Eagle OCPA-2005-08-11-080331 Flag of the United States.svg USA Army MQ-1C 12 133 planned[59]
RQ-4 Global Hawk Global Hawk 1 Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Force RQ-4A
RQ-4B
37[60] 66 planned[59]
RQ-5 Hunter Hunter RQ-5 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Army MQ-5B 20[61]
RQ-7 Shadow Flag of the United States.svg USA Army, Marine Corps RQ-7B 500 450 aircraft are operated by the Army and 50 aircraft are operated by the Marine Corps. The US Army has ordered an additional 68 RQ-7 Shadows.[62]
MQ-9 Reaper MQ-9 Reaper - 090609-F-0000M-777 Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Force MQ-9B 104[2] 396 planned[59]
RQ-11 Raven RQ-11 Raven 1 Flag of the United States.svg USA Army, Marine Corps
RQ-170 Sentinel RQ-170 Wiki contributor 3Dartist Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Force
McDonnell Douglas QF-4 Phantom QF-4E Flag of the United States.svg USA Air Force QF-4E 230 Retired fighter now used as a target drone
ScanEagle ScanEagle UAV catapult launcher 2005-04-16 Flag of the United States.svg USA Navy, Marine Corps 1[63]
Switchblade Flag of the United States.svg USA Army, Marine Corps
Puma AE RQ20A-130304-M-DE426-001 crop Flag of the United States.svg USA Army, Marine Corps, Air Force
Lockheed Martin Stalker Flag of the United States.svg USA US SOCOM Stalker XE
Helicopters
MQ-8 Fire Scout FIRESCOUT-VUAS Flag of the United States.svg USA Marine Corps, Navy MQ-8B 27[64] 168 planned[65]
K-MAX USMC-111215-M-JU941-001 Flag of the United States.svg USA Marine Corps 1 One lost to crash in June 2013.[66]
VSTOL and VTOL
CQ-10 Snowgoose CQ-10 SnowGoose Flag of Canada.svg Canada Army 15 49 CQ-10 Snowgooses are planned.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. One lost on April 27, 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. June 2013. p. 26. 
  2. One F-16C lost on April 5, 2013.[citation needed]
  3. another one lost on January 28, 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. March 2013. p. 33. 
  4. One lost on May 3, 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. July 2013. p. 28. 
  5. One lost on April 19, 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. June 2013. p. 25. 
  6. One lost on 20 February 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. April 2013. p. 29. 
  7. One lost on April 16, 2013."US military helicopter crashes near North Korean border". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4889909/us-military-helicopter-crashes-near-north-korean-border.html. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  8. One found to be damaged beyond repair on February 27, 2013 Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. May 2013. p. 30. 
  9. Another was lost on March 11, 2013. Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. May 2013. p. 29. 

ReferencesEdit

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