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Composition of the UK armed forces' Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fleet 2015

This statistic displays how many drone aircraft/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are owned by the United Kingdom's (UK) armed forces. The Desert Hawk III and Black Hornet are by far the most numerous type of UAV used by the UK military, due to the fact that they are small, hand-launched aircraft.

Number of drone aircraft owned by the United Kingdom's (UK) military as of 2015

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Release date

August 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* As of April, 2013.

The Army operates the Watchkeepers, Desert Hawk III's and Black Hornets, while the Scan Eagle is operated by the Royal Navy and the Reapers are operated by the Royal Air Force.

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