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UAV Classification Table


Class Category Normal
employment
Normal
Operating
Altitude
Normal
Mission
Radius
Primary
Supported
Commander
Example
platform
CLASS I
(less than
150 kg)
MICRO
< 2 kg
Tactical PI,
Sect,
Individual
(single
operator)
Up to
200 ft AGL
5 km
(LOS)
PI, Sect Black Widow
MINI
2-20 kg
Tactical
Sub-unit
(manual
launch)
Up to
3K ft AGL
25 km
(LOS)
Coy/Sqn Scan Eagle,
Skylark,
Raven,
DH3,
Aladin,
Strix
SMALL
>20 kg
Tactical
Unit
(employs
launch
system)
Up to
5K ft AGL
50 km
(LOS)
BN/Regt, BG Luna,
Hermes 90
CLASS II
(150 kg to
600 kg)
TACTICAL Tactical
Formation
Up to
10,000 ft AGL
200 km
(LOS)
Bde Comd Sperwer,
Iview 250,
Hermes 450,
Aerostar,
Ranger
CLASS III
(more than
600 kg)
MALE Operational /
Theatre
Up to
45,000 ft MSL
Unlimited
(BLOS)
JTF COM Predator B,
Predator A,
Heron,
Heron TP,
Hermes 900
HALE Strategic /
National
Up to
65,000 ft
Unlimited
(BLOS)
Theatre COM Global Hawk
Strike /
Combat
Strategic /
National
Up to
65,000 ft
Unlimited
(BLOS)
Theatre COM





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