UAVs Increasingly Used by Air Forces Worldwide Written 15 September 2021


RQ-4 Global Hawk | Credit: US Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Aviation Week reports that as of 2021, “over 4,000 so-called Group 3-5 UAVs – systems with a maximum takeoff weight in excess of 55 lb. – are in service, with Aviation Week Network figures showing that figure increasing to over 5,200 by 2031, an increase of 30% over the next 10 years.”
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