The Different Types of Drones

Drones are unmanned air crafts mostly used by military and other government organizations which are controlled from the ground and are used in cases where manned flight are in the risk. Drones are known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems).

Different types of drones include:

The Predator A Drone


Our first drone, the Predator A, which evolved from GNAT system, operates by use of avionics, and mechanical systems which include a Rotax 4-cylinder engine and it is also designed with a satellite data link. Predator A was first introduced in 1995 and supported by U.S and NATO armies and it can endure forty hours in air and it is furnished with EO/IR gimbal which contain two colored cameras with an infrared (FLIR) camera looking forward and also a mock aperture radar. The configuration of weapons and a laser designator, predators A can support naval forces which include carrier combat assemblies, amphibious equipped assemblies, and submarines.

The first to provide video and recon intelligence


Predator A provides a successful unmanned aircraft surveillance thus providing planned intelligence to active leaders and being the first investigation system accessible through U.S inventory which provides video images throughout the year in ranging weather environments by use of satellites without revealing astronauts to war.

The Predator B unmanned vehicule


This jet which was established in the year 2000, its first trip commenced as from February year 2001. The jet which uses power by use turboprop engine, this was done with an intention to last long and fly high altitudes thus it can accomplish many missions and also contains other features like
fault-tolerant avionics, Global positioning, UHF/VHF vocal sound, many division stations for external carriage of payloads and it is fully autonomous/remotely piloted. Predator B can be used for surveillance, weapon delivery, reconnaissance, exploration also many national activities. It also can conduct many missions at the same time because it has inside and outside payload size and is mostly used by U.S air force.

Fire Scout Drone


This type of aircraft is mainly used by U.S navy to provide unparalleled response, accurate aiming and appointment, surveillance with target acquisition. This aircraft can definitely start and stop at any place on the ground where tactical operation centers are located or near the corps camps. It can stay in the air for over seven hours also convey many hours estimated to be more than five on a location and the payload at 200km from the introduction area. A starting position payload which mainly contains elector-optical sensors or infrared and a laser rangefinder and designator, this aircraft can easily get planned aims, find route and the aimed destinations, provide accurate target of data to attack platforms, engagement of accurate weapons, and accomplish a mission encounter to assess’ destruction.


A radio system known as (Joint Tactical Radio System) enables the aircraft act as communication node and covers how effective and flexible the C2 and C4ISR architecture is. Commanders are able to see, understand, act first and decisively finish the engagement, associate. The type OF a UAV aircraft known as Fire Class IV is founded on a successful RQ-8B VTUAV system which is now in trial and assessment of the U.S navy. Modular mission package facilitates continued growth into new payloads including radiological detection and RF emissions locator.

The Evolution Of Drone Technology

Drones are as important as any security system in both developed and developing countries since that apart from their commercial uses such as taking aerial videos and photos for television news e.g. BBC and Aljazeera which helps them get accurate information, they are also widely used by military and security organizations like CIA for surveillance within the country and along its borders and also monitor attacks which may be planned against a country and this ensures the national safety of the people and this is a step towards development.


Many drones are unmanned or either remotely controlled and so it can fly under very harsh conditions which are too risky for normal aircrafts this aspect also reduces the risks of loss of life by pilots who remotely operate it from the ground. Of course, we’re talking about the the top consumer drones which are completely different than military drones. Governments should consider drones as a key element in their security systems since it helps the military to respond a faster and accurately in case of emergency, and this can help in saving lives.