Countries by UCAV (combat drones)

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Interactive map of number of battlefield UAV in each country. Supported countries only.
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An unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), commonly known as a combat or battlefield drone, is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle that is used for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) and carries aircraft ordnance such as bombs, missiles, ATGMs, in hardpoints for drone strikes.

UAV is an aircraft without any human pilot, crew or passengers on board. UCAVs are usually under real-time human control, with varying levels of autonomy, such as autopilot assistance, up to fully autonomous aircraft.

The global military unmanned aerial vehicle market is dominated by companies based in the China, Israel and United States. Top five military UAV manufactures are Chinese CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation) and American General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Boeing. CASC Rainbow series of drones in December 2019 was being exported to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

From the page you are currently browsing you will learn what the number of combat drones in active military service with countries of the world really is. Look at the charts below, compare statistics and see how many battlefield drones your country has. Does not include UAVs without combat capabilities and loitering munition (kamikaze drone).


Number of UCAV in each country

Chart showing drones by country