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UAV Designation Crosswalk

Armed UAVs



Operational UAVs are designated by an alphanumeric designator with a two letter prefix and a sequential numerical suffix. The prefix consists of the letter
Q = UAV, preceded by
C = cargo
M = multipurpose [attack]
R = reconnaisance

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Name
Endurance
(Hours)
Payload Weight
(Pounds)
Altitude Capability
(Feet)
A160 Hummingbird 24-36 hr. 300 lbs. 30,000 ft.
AQM-34N Firebee hr. lbs. 65-70,000 ft.
AQM-91A Firefly hr. lbs. 78,000 ft.
Aquila hr. lbs. ft.
BAMS hr. lbs. ft.
Battlefield MAV hr. lbs.
BQM-145 Peregrine hr. lbs. ft.
COMPASS ARROW hr. lbs. 78,000 ft.
COMPASS BIN hr. lbs. 51,300 ft.
COMPASS COPE +24 hr. lbs. + 55,000 ft.
COMPASS DAWN hr. lbs. 50,000 ft.
COMPASS DWELL / GQM-93
Condor hr. lbs. + 65,000 ft.
CQ-10 SnowGoose
CR-TUAV 4 hr. lbs. 10,000 ft.
CR-UAV 3 hr. lbs. ft.
Cypher 3 hr. 40 lbs. 8,000 ft.
Cypher II 3-5 hr. 25-35 lbs. ft.
Desert Hawk hr. lbs. 500 ft.
Dragon 2.5 hr. 25 lbs. 10,000 ft.
Dragon Eye .5-1 hr. lbs. 300-500 ft.
Dragon Warrior 3-5 hr. 25-35 lbs. ft.
Eagle Eye 8 hrs. 300 lbs. 20,000 ft.
Exdrone BQM-147 2.5 hr. 25 lbs 10,000 ft.
FCS HALE UAV 24 hrs. 450 lbs. 25,000 ft.
FCS OAV 15-25 min. 1-7 lbs. 8,000 ft.
FCS SUAV 2-6 hrs. 40-75 lbs. 500-1500 ft.
FCS TUAV 5-6 hrs. 60-200 lbs. 15,000 ft.
Firebee 1.25 hrs. 470 lbs. 60,000 ft.
Global Observer JCTD hr. lbs. ft.
Gnat 750 48 hrs. 140 lbs. 25,000 ft.
GQM-93 Compass Dwell
HV-911 Eagle Eye 8 hrs. 300 lbs. 20,000 ft.
Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) 20-120 min. - -
Micro Air Vehicle ACTD 17 lbs. 100-500 ft.
Model 324 2.5 hrs. 200 lbs. 43,000 ft.
Model 410 12 hrs. 300 lbs. 30,000 ft.
MQ-1B Predator B hr. lbs. ft.
MQ-8B Fire Scout + 5 hrs. 3,150 lbs. 20,000 ft
MQ-4C Triton BAMS lbs. ft.
MQ-9B Reaper 29 hrs. 700 lbs. +40,000 ft.
MQ-12 Warrior Alpha
MQ-17 SpyHawk
MQ-18 A160 Hummingbird 24-36 hr. 300 lbs. 30,000 ft.
MQ-19 Aerosonde
MQ-25 Stingray
MQM-58 Overseer
MQM-57 Falconer
MQM-105 Aquila
MR-UAV hr. lbs. 40,000 ft.
MRE hr. lbs. ft.
Phantom Eye hr. lbs. ft.
Phantom Ray hr. lbs. ft.
P-175 Polecat mins. lbs. ft.
PQM-149 Sky Owl SRUAV
Pointer FQM-151 1 hr. 2 lbs. 3,000 ft.
Rapid Eye hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-1 Predator 29 hrs. 700 lbs. +40,000 ft.
RQ-2 Pioneer 5.5 hrs. 75 lbs. 12,000 ft.
RQ-3 Darkstar 8 hrs. 1,000 lbs. 45,000 ft.
RQ-4 Global Hawk 42 hrs. 1,960 lbs. 65,000 ft.
RQ-5 Hunter 12 hrs. 200 lbs. 15,000 ft.
RQ-6 Outrider 4 hrs. 160 lbs. 15,000 ft.
RQ-7 Shadow 4 hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-8 Fire Scout + 6 hr. 2-300 lbs. ft.
RQ-11 Raven 80 mins. 4.5 lbs. 1000 ft.
RQ-13 triskaidekaphobia
RQ-14A Dragon Eye .5-1 hr. lbs. 300-500 ft.
RQ-14B Swift
RQ-15 Neptune
RQ-16 T-Hawk
RQ-20 Puma AE . hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-21 Blackjack . hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-22 Global Observer . hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-23 TigerShark . hr. lbs. ft.
RQ-170 Sentinel mins. lbs. ft.
SEA FERRET 2 hr. lbs. ft.
SENIOR BOWL [D-21] hr. lbs. +90,000 ft.
TEAL RAIN
Tier II Plus 42 hrs. 1,960 lbs. 65,000 ft.
Tier III 42 hrs. 1,960 lbs. 65,000 ft.
Ultra-Persistent Propulsion (UP3S)
Tier III Minus 8 hrs. 1,000 lbs. 45,000 ft.
VT-UAV Dragonfly hr. lbs. ft.
VT-UAV Vigilante 16 hr. 83-183 lbs. 13,000 ft.
VT-UAV Guardian 6.25 hr. 231 lbs. 18,000 ft.
VULTURE hr. lbs. ft.
Warrior 36 hr. lbs. 25,000 ft.
YQM-94A B-Gull +24 hr. lbs. + 55,000 ft.
YQM-96A R-Tern +24 hr. lbs. + 55,000 ft.
Zephyr JCTD hr. lbs. ft.




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