The drone revolution has been slow to take off, and the Pentagon is looking to expand its use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to a broader swath of its missions.
As the Air Force prepares to test its first drone, it’s developing a fleet of up to 10,000 drones to conduct surveillance and attack missions, and it’s already developing its own UAVs to conduct air defense.
But the UAV industry has struggled to stay ahead of the game, and there are many unknowns and questions that could make it harder for the Pentagon to build a viable business.
Here’s what you need to know about the future of drones, and what you can do to prepare for a new era.
The Air Force’s first drone will likely be a military helicopter The Air Forces, Navy, and Marine Corps are developing and fielding a fleet that includes four new variants of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet.
While it’s not clear when the new fleet will be ready for deployment, its potential deployment could be as early as 2020.
The Raptor will be used in close-air support (CAS) missions, where pilots are in close proximity to enemy aircraft, but the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler will be the primary UAV fighters in the fleet.
These aircraft have the most powerful engines in the Air Forces’ fleet, with a range of over 500 miles (660 kilometers), and the Growler can carry up to 70 tons of bombs, bombshells, and rockets, which is more than double that of any other UAV in the Navy or the Marine Corps’ fleet.
Additionally, the F100 will carry the Advanced Tactical Air-to-Air Missile (ATAM) system.
This is the U.S. Air Force version of the Northrop Grumman X-47B Global Hawk, and is the largest single-stage, supersonic aircraft in the world.
It can carry six ATAMs.
The F-100 is one of the largest aircraft the Air Corps has ever flown, and while the Raptor’s maximum speed is slightly faster than that of a small plane, the new F-102 Raptor has a faster maximum speed of Mach 2.2.
In addition to the Raptors, the Air Services will also be using two F-35 Lightning II fighter jets to conduct missions over the Pacific Ocean, and one F-15E Strike Eagle will conduct the same missions over North America.
The next big step for the Air forces is likely to be to acquire more aircraft to augment the existing fleet, which currently has just two aircraft in operation.
The military already has a fleet, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, that is used for air-to/air refueling and surveillance, and an A-6 Skyhawk that is a multi-role, medium-altitude, surveillance aircraft that has a range that can extend to over 1,000 miles (1,800 kilometers).
This is one reason why the Air services want to develop the F12 for missions like CAS, and why they have a long-term goal of building up to a fleet with at least 10,00 aircraft.
The Pentagon’s first UAV will likely have a range and speed of over 700 miles (950 kilometers) It may not be the best time for the military to be building up its own unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, but a UAV that can fly as far as 700 miles will be a big improvement over the existing UAV fleet.
The UAV revolution has made unmanned aerial systems (UAS) a popular tool for the armed forces.
The FAA is building its own drone fleet with a potential range of 500 miles.
While this is a long way from what the military can do with a fixed wing aircraft, it is still a significant improvement from the current UAV fleets of 300 to 500 miles that are in service.
The Army is developing its first unmanned aerial platform, the MQ-9 Reaper, which will be able to fly over Afghanistan and the Middle East, as well as across Africa.
The MQ9 is also being developed as a surveillance platform that will be capable of monitoring troop movements, as a defensive platform, or as an attack platform.
It will have a maximum range of 600 miles (940 kilometers).
The Navy’s first drones will be armed with missiles and bombs The Navy plans to purchase 20,000 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets that are currently in production.
The Marines will use up to 15,000 MQ7 Warrior unmanned aerial platforms.
The Marine Corps is also developing a Predator unmanned aerial system, which has a potential capability of carrying the GBU-12 and GBU, but no longer has a designated range.
The drones are currently equipped with anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, and small-arms missiles, which the Navy plans on purchasing to equip its unmanned aerial technology.
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