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Military Drone Helicopters

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A military drone helicopter can make a huge difference in combat. These helicopters are capable in a range of tasks. They can provide medical assistance and even resupply units. Many of these drones are manned, which is dangerous in war zones. These drones are very customizable. Any type can be purchased, regardless of whether it's an AQM34, RQ-8A Fire Scout Scout or the RQ-9 Reaper.

RQ-8A Fire Scout

The RQ-8A Fire Scout is the US Navy's unmanned aerial vehicle program VTUAV. VTUAV, a versatile aerial vehicle, can autonomously land and take off from any air-capable warship. The RQ-8A Fire Scout's primary role will be to provide information on combat situations, while performing precision targeting on land and sea. This aircraft offers excellent endurance, superior performance, sophisticated payloads, autonomous operation, and high autonomy.

RQ-8B Black Hawk

The RQ-8B Black Hawk is an versatile military drone helicopter with a long history of service in the United States Armed Forces, and other countries. Designed for rugged utility operations, this aircraft has saved lives in numerous combat zones and delivered critical supplies to troops and other ground forces. The Black Hawk can be used for day or night operations and is capable of other functions, such as aerial firefighting or border patrol.

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RQ-9 Reaper

The RQ-9 Reaper helicopter is a military drone that has a wingspan measuring 20 meters. It is controlled by a satellite command system. Crews can search for targets or observe terrain from several kilometers away with multiple sensors, including an e-thermograph camera. The aircraft can even read license plates at a distance of two miles. The drone will reach its target in 1.2 seconds after receiving operator's instruction via satellite link.


The AQM34 military drone helicopter is a remarkable range and has impressive maneuverability. It can fly missions at very low altitudes. In the United States, this aircraft was used in combat missions in Vietnam and the Korean War. The AQM-34 was actually the first unmanned aircraft to enter service. It was first flown in March 1976. Its ceiling of service was 65 to 70,000 feet.


The Predator is a military drone helicopter developed by Abraham Karem. After developing the Predator in his Los Angeles garage but failing to sell it on to the military after he failed to do so, Karem's company became bankrupt. He was saved by two brothers, who were the owners of General Atomics, a nuclear energy company. Their company created the Predator and it was approved for testing in 2003. Before it could be used in missions, however, it needed to be modified to suit the government's requirements.

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Can my drone be flown in my local park?

Yes, drones can be flown in parks around the world. Safety concerns mean that not all countries allow drones to be flown in parks. Our list contains places where drones are legal to fly for enjoyment.

Can I fly my drone indoors?

Yes, your drone can be flown indoors. You just have to ensure no obstacles or hazards inside your home. For example, you should avoid flying near windows, doors, heating vents, air conditioning units, electrical outlets, water pipes, and fireplaces.

Can someone spy on your with a drone

Yes, anyone can fly a drone and spy on you. The only way to protect yourself from drones is to be aware of them and avoid areas where they may fly. Do not hesitate to call 911 if a drone is seen flying.

Can I fly my drone around my neighborhood?

Yes! These are called UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). There are several types of drones available for sale today, from small quadcopters to large fixed-wing aircraft. The FAA recently published new rules on commercial UAV usage, which allows you to legally fly them for commercial purposes. You should be aware, however, that UAVs flying near airports can cause interference with air traffic control systems. To operate one, you will need to obtain permission from the local authorities.


  • According to Indeed, a drone pilot gets paid $25.73 per hour on average in the US. (dronesgator.com)
  • With the top 10% making over $100/h and the bottom 10% making as low as $10/h. (dronesgator.com)
  • According to the multiple listing service (MLS), houses and apartments with drone photographs are up to 68 percent more likely to sell than those without pictures. (thedroneu.com)

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How To Fly Drones For Beginners

A drone is a remote-controlled aircraft used for aerial photography, cinematography, surveillance, scientific research, and hobby purposes. Drones are a technology that has been around since World War II. DJI's Phantom series of quadcopters was the first to be commercially used. There have been many types of drones since then, including beginner-friendly drones like the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and professional-grade multi-rotor crafts like the DJI Mavic Pro.

There are many options for flying a drone.

  1. Remote control – This technique uses a control device attached directly to your hands that allows you steer the drone around its flight path. There are two main types: Joysticks (like a radio), and On/Off switches (like an alarm clock).
  2. Manual Control - This method uses a smartphone app to remotely control the drone using GPS coordinates. The app will provide instructions and help you to locate the drone.
  3. Autonomous Flight - This method involves leaving the piloting duties to the drone itself. It basically flies autonomously without any human intervention. It must have a builtin camera, sensors capable of taking images and data to enable autonomous flight.
  4. Triggered Flying - This method works in the same way as manual control. However, the pilot has to manually set up a route for the drone and it follows that route until reaching the endpoint. Once the programmed route is completed, the drone lands automatically and returns back to the base.
  5. Landing Gear - Some drones come equipped with landing gear that allows them to land safely if they lose power or run out of battery during flight.
  6. Goggles: Some pilots use goggles in order to protect themselves against debris when operating.
  7. Camera - Some drones can be equipped with cameras which enable you to capture photos from the sky.
  8. Obstacles - Some drones can be equipped with obstacle avoidance systems that prevent them from crashing into obstacles.
  9. Speed - Drones can reach speeds up to 40 mph.
  10. Battery Life: Most drones have a battery life of between 20 and 30 minutes depending on how many power sources you use.
  11. Some drones have a range of up to 30 miles, depending on their model.
  12. Power source – Some drones require external power sources, others require internal batteries.
  13. Weight - Some drones are lighter than others, while some models can weigh as much as 4 pounds.
  14. Size - From small drones that can be carried in the palm of one's hand to larger drones that weigh over 50 pounds, drones come in a variety of sizes.
  15. Price - From high-end models that cost thousands of dollars to low-cost options that start at $100, all drones fall under a certain price category.


Military Drone Helicopters