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Who has Drones?

 Large Military Drones in Service

Country
UAV
Number
Operated by
Manufacturing Company/Country
Australia Heron
8
Army
IAI (Israel)
Belgium RQ-5 Hunter
13
Air Force
Northrop Grumman (US)
Canada Heron
5
Air Force
IAI (Israel)
China[2] CASC CH-3

CAC Wing-Loong
CASIC WJ-600
ASN 200(variants)
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
CASC (China)

CAC (China)
CASIC (China)
ASN (China)
Ecuador Searcher Mk2

Heron
4
2
Navy
Navy
IAI (Israel)

IAI (Israel)
Egypt R4E – 50 Skyeye

Scarab
20
29
Air Force
Air Force
DS Inc (now BAE Systems) (US)

Northrop Grumman (US)
Finland ADS-95 Ranger
6
Army
RUAG Aviation (Swiss) & IAI (Israel)
France Sperwer

Harfang
20
3
Army
Air Force
SAGEM (France)

EADS (Europe) & IAI (Israel)
Germany KZO

Luna
Heron
Euro Hawk[3]
6
6
3
1
Army
Army
Air Force
Air Force
Rheinmetall (Germany)

EMT Penzberg (Germany)
IAI (Israel)
Northrop Grumman (US) & EADS (Eu’pe)
Greece Sperwer
2
Army
SAGEM (France)
India Nishant

Searcher MK2
Heron[4]
14
20
16
Army
Navy/Army/AF
Air Force
ADE (India)

IAI (Israel)
IAI (Israel)
Iran Mohajer 4
?
Army
Ghods [Quods] Aviation (Iran)
Israel[5] Searcher Mk2

RQ-5A Hunter
Hermes 450
Heron
Heron 2
22
?
?
?
?
Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
IAI (Israel)

Northrop Grumman (US)
Elbit Systems (Israel)
IAI (Israel)
IAI (Israel)
Italy RQ-1B Predator
6
Air Force
General Atomics (US)
Jordan Seeker SB7L
6
Air Force
Seabird Aviation (Jordan)
Malaysia Aludra
?
Air Force
UST (Malaysia)
Mexico Hermes 450
2
Air Force
Elbit Systems (Israel)
Morocco R4E – 50 Skyeye
?
Army
DS Inc (now BAE Systems) (US)
Netherlands Sperwer
14
Army
SAGEM (France)
Philippines Blue Horizon 2
2
Air Force
EMIT (Israel)
Singapore Searcher Mk2

Hermes 450
Heron
42
?
1
Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
IAI (Israel)

Elbit Systems (Israel)
IAI (Israel)
South Africa Seeker 2
?
Air Force
Denel (South Africa)
South Korea Night Intruder

Searcher
?
3
Air Force
Air Force
KAI (South Korea)

IAI (Israel)
Spain Searcher MK2
4
Army
IAI (Israel)
Sri Lanka Seeker

Blue Horizon 2
Searcher Mk2
1
?
2
Army
Air Force
Air Force
Denel (South Africa)

EMIT (Israel)
IAI (Israel)
Sweden Sperwer
3
Army
SAGEM (France)
Switzerland ADS-95
4
Army
RUAG Aviation (Swiss) & IAI (Israel)
Thailand Searcher
?
Army
IAI (Israel)
Turkey Gnat 750

Heron
18
10
Air Force
Air Force
General Atomics (US)

IAI (Israel)
UK Hermes 450

Watchkeeper[6]
MQ-9 Reaper[7]
?
?
5
Army
Army
Air Force
Elbit Systems (Israel)

Thales (UK) & Elbit (Israel)
General Atomics (US)
USA I-Gnat

RQ-5 Hunter
Grey Eagle[8]
MQ-8 Fire Scout
Global Hawk[9]
MQ-1 Predator
MQ-9 Reaper[10]
RQ-170 Sentinel
3
45
4
6
30
175
65
?
Army
Army
Army
Navy
Navy
Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
General Atomics (US)

Northrop Grumman (US)
General Atomics (US)
Northrop Grumman (US)
Northrop Grumman (US)
General Atomics (US)
General Atomics (US)
Lockheed Martin (US)
Info Sources:  The Military Balance 2011,IISS; Jane’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets 2011; US Unmanned Aerial Systems, Congressional Research Service, 2012; Various press reports.

[1] Class 2 and 3 drones only.  Small/Micro/Mini drones not included. Also does not include large drones in service with police, border patrol, National Guard or CIA.  Given secretive nature of military list is almost certainly not complete.
 [2] It is difficult to be certain  if China’s drones are in development  or in service
[3] Euro Hawk, based on Global Hawk is just coming into service.  German has ordered five.
[4] India has expressed a requirement for up to 50 Heron UAVs
[5] It is possible that Israel has other unknown drones in their inventory
[6] UK plans to acquire 54 Watchkeeper UAVs
[7]  UK plans to acquire 10 Reapers
[8] US plans to acquire 152 Grey Eagle
[9] Estimate – US plans to acquire up to 50 Global Hawks
[10] US plans to acquire 400 Reapers