Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles|
Appendix 2: Modern UAVs
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Last updated: 10 June 2009|
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The Main Part of the Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles presents concise information about all missiles and rockets, which have received a numerical designation in the DOD's joint Designation System for Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles since 27 June 1963.
In 1997 the Department of Defense introduced a new Q-for-UAV series in the designation system for manned(!) aircraft. This series covers recoverable UAVs, many of which are somewhat similar in operation to manned aircraft (e.g. taking off and landing on a runway). Similar to the articles in the DUSRM main part, the primary goal of this appendix is to provide a reference to all allocated designations in this Q series, and to highlight the differences between the UAVs' versions.
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