Drones in modern air force

Hermes-450 is a multipurpose medium-sized UAV designed to conduct strategic assignments related to reconnaissance and communication missions

The typical launch and recovery method of an unmanned aircraft is by the function of an automatic system or an external operator on the ground

Northrop Grumman Global Hawk  is an unmanned long-range reconnaissance aircraft

Quadrocopter DJI Inspire 1 is a remotely controlled aircraft

The IAI Heron (Machatz-1) is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries

Autonomous disposable unmanned aerial vehicle CICADA is launched from another UAV

Reaper UAV of the 39th squadron of Royal Air Force is ready for a mission in Afghanistan

 Reaper MQ-9, Creech US Air Force base

Watchkeeper, UK