DoD Current and Future U.S. Drone Activities Map

The following map depicts the approximate locations of current and planned Department of Defense unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activities inside the U.S.  The locations, service branches, and types of UAS flown were obtained from several publicly released DoD presentations.  If you are aware of other DoD drone activities in the U.S. not listed below, please let us know.

LocationService BranchTypes of UASUAS Activities Status
Fort Lewis, WAArmy, Special Operations CommandShadow, Wasp, RavenCurrent
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WASpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Portland, ORSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Arlington, ORSpecial Operations CommandScan EagleCurrent
Limestone Hills Training Area, MTSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenCurrent
Grand Forks Air Force Base, NDAir ForceGlobal Hawk, PredatorFuture
Camp Ripley, MNArmyShadowCurrent
Beale Air Force Base, CAAir ForceGlobal HawkCurrent
Moffett Air Field, CAArmyRMAXFuture
Fort Ord, CAArmyRMAXFuture
Camp Roberts, CASpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Simi Valley, CAArmyRaven, Warrior, Puma-AECurrent
Naval Air Station Point Mugu, CANavyGlobal Hawk, BAMSFuture
Camp Pendleton, CASpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
El Mirage, CAArmyWaspCurrent
Palmdale, CAAir ForceGlobal HawkCurrent
29 Palms, CAMarine CorpsShadow, RavenCurrent
Victorville, CAArmy, Special Operations CommandRaven, A160 HummingbirdCurrent
Fort Irwin, CAArmyUnknownCurrent
Creech Air Force Base, NVAir ForcePredator, ReaperCurrent
Dugway, UTArmyHunter, ShadowCurrent
Camp Williams, UTSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Fort Huachuca, AZArmyWarriorCurrent
Cochise, AZArmyHunterCurrent
Holloman Air Force Base, NMArmy, Air ForcePreadtor, ReaperCurrent
Cannon Air Force Base, NMAir ForcePreadtor, ReaperCurrent
Santa Fe, NMArmyRavenCurrent
Laguna, NMArmygMAVCurrent
Fort Carson, COArmy, Special Operations CommandShadow, Wasp, RavenFuture
United States Air Force Academy, COAir ForceViking 300, Scan EagleCurrent
Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, COArmyRavenCurrent
Fort Riley, KSArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Worth, TXArmyRavenCurrent
Hondo, TXArmy, NavyUnknownCurrent
Longhorn, TXArmyUnknownCurrent
Fort Hood, TXArmyHunterCurrent
Robert Gray Army Airfield, Fort Hood, TXArmyHunterCurrent
Camp Bullis, TXSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenCurrent
Fort Polk, LAArmyRavenCurrent
Woodworth, LAArmyUnknownCurrent
Stennis Space Center, MSSpecial Operations CommandWasp, Raven, Puma-AECurrent
Fort Campbell, KYArmy, Special Operations CommandShadow, Wasp, RavenCurrent
Camp Shelby, MSArmyShadowCurrent
Redstone Arsenal, ALArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Benning, GAArmyShadowCurrent
Camp Atterbury, INSpecial Operations CommandTiger MothCurrent
Louisville, KYSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Fort Knox, KYArmyShadowCurrent
Patriot, KYSpecial Operations CommandWarrior, Raven, Puma-AE, ShadowFuture
Kenova, WVSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Robbins Air Force Base, GAAir ForcePredatorFuture
Wright Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, GAArmyHunterCurrent
Evans, GAArmyShadowCurrent
Camp Blanding, FLSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Choctaw, FLSpecial Operations CommandWasp, Raven. Puma-AE, ShadowCurrent
Hurlburt Field, FLAir ForceWasp, RavenFuture
Eglin Air Force Base, FLSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenFuture
Key West, FLSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenCurrent
Homestead, FLSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenCurrent
Okeechobee, FLArmyRavenCurrent
Fort A.P. Hill, VAArmyRMAXCurrent
Blackstone Army Airfield, VAArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Indiantown Gap, PAArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Bragg, NCArmyRavenCurrent
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NCSpecial Operations Command, Marine CorpsShadow, Warrior, RavenCurrent
Fort Eustis, VAArmyVigilanteCurrent
Naval Air Station Pax River, MDNavyGlobal Hawk, BAMSCurrent
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJArmySpyderCurrent
Fort Drum, NYArmy, Air Force, Special Operations CommandPredator, ShadowFuture
Syracuse, NYAir ForceReaperFuture
Griffiss Air Force Base, Oneida County, NYSpecial Operations CommandRascalFuture
Mount Washington, NHSpecial Operations CommandWasp, RavenCurrent
Ladd Army Airfield, AKArmyShadowCurrent
Allen Army Airfield, AKArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Wainwright, AKArmyShadow, RavenCurrent
Bryant Army Heliport, Fort Richardson, AKArmyShadowCurrent
Fort Greely, AKArmyShadowCurrent
Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, HINavyRavenCurrent
Wheeler Army Airfield, HIArmyShadowCurrent
Ellington Air Force Base, TXAir ForcePredator, Global HawkFuture
Edwards Air Force Base, CAAir ForceUnknownCurrent
Davis-Monathan Air Force Base, AZAir ForcePredator, ReaperCurrent
March Air Force Base, CAAir ForcePredatorCurrent
Southern California Logistics Airport, CA
Air ForcePredatorCurrent
Nellis Air Force Base, NVAir ForcePredatorCurrent
Fargo, NDAir ForcePredatorCurrent
Ellsworth Air Force Base, SDAir ForcePredatorFuture

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19 comments for “DoD Current and Future U.S. Drone Activities Map

  1. June 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    To the editor,

    Can we republish this map on our Page, http://on.fb.me/vnccc?

    VHJM van Neerven
    editor-in-chief  & senior counselor
    VNC communication counsel
    Amsterdam NL

  2. name
    June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This doesn’t include the private companies that develop the UAVs and train pilots.

  3. Mike
    June 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Living in So Cal and having some knowledge of this I can tell you there are bases that are counted on here at least twice that are the same base. That being said is this really any surprise to anyone? When the government stored regular reconnaissance planes at these very sites no-one said anything. I understand it is much easier to fly a drone over us than a recon plane, but there are how many spy satellites over us at any one time anyway? If the government wants to spy on us they will, not that I agree they have the right too. Unfortunately politicians on both sides of the aisle seem to feel it is their right to trounce on the Constitution and grab as much power as possible.

  4. Sam
    June 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    This is classified material. Who leaked this? No one is supposed to know we are going to murder them before we murder them or they could figure out how to avoid us murdering them! And that simply cannot be allowed! we must be able to kill whenever and whoever we want! Its not fair! we are better than the other animals that are just like us! STOP interfering with our plans to pwn you all from the cradle to the grave! Just stop it, you people that I consider much dumber than myself, because I said so! Must kill more people! must kill all the worthless eaters! then maybe I can get a woman to like me?

    • cali
      June 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Truer words never spoken!

      Their plans for us are more dark than we can imagine!

  5. AugustWest
    June 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Fort Ord, CA Army RMAX Future

    Gee, you guys do know Fort Ord no longer operates as an Army base, right? How many others are incorrect?

    • Public Intelligence
      June 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

      Every location on this map was taken from a publicly available U.S. Air Force presentation available at the following URL:

      http://www.afceaboston.com/documents/events/cnsatm2011/Briefs/03-Wednesday/Wednesday-PM%20Track-2/02-LtCol%20Howard-GBSAA%20Safety%20Case-%20Wednesday%20Track2.pdf

      • Bob Evans
        October 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        That doesn’t mean it’s accurate.

      • Peggy Campbell
        November 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        I just want to go on record that I am a daily target for drone activity. Whether it be for testin the drones made in MS or for training. “Your neighbor” may even be involved.
        Spread the word.!!!!

    • Peter Web
      June 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Fort Ord has largely been decommissioned but there are many government and army facilities there which are still in operation. I have also seen that those agencies have used Fort Hunter Ligget (another Monterey County military base) for demonstrations of their drone technology (as reported in the press.)

  6. MacRandall
    June 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    The briefing referenced above is from the Air Force Safety Center, not “RPA” (drone) operators. The “activities” referenced in the briefing are therefore reasonably interpreted as “safety activities”, which does not necessarily equate to “drone bases” (could also be depots, PMOs, etc.). I suspect this rather ham-handed stunt will be refuted fairly soon.

  7. MacRandall
    June 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:

    “Air Force officials announced today Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the candidate bases for one active duty Air Force MQ-1/9 remote split operations squadron.

    The list of candidate bases was approved by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz.

    These bases are now candidates to accept a single active duty MQ-1/9 RSO squadron consisting of 280 personnel and associated equipment. No remotely piloted aircraft will be assigned to the base under this action, only a ground control station.”

    http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14870

    • Public Intelligence
      June 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      First, the presentation clearly states that the map is of RPA activities across the entire DoD, not “safety activities”. Second, there are nearly a dozen other versions of the same map in Air Force and DoD presentations that have nothing to do with the Air Force Safety Center. In fact, a report from DoD released earlier this week lists more than 110 sites where drone activities are planned or underway:

      http://publicintelligence.net/dod-report-to-congress-on-future-uas-operations/

      The report’s information largely matches the information provided in the map above. Third, you’ve asserted a point based on a random press release and a misreading of source material to which you have complete access. This misreading rests entirely on your “reasonable interpretation” of something directly refuted by the material you are interpreting. You will also notice that we never refer to the activities as “drone bases”. That was done by reporters and we are not responsible for the way they interpret the information we provide.

  8. mmkkpro
    June 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    These are coming,30,000 for continental u.s.,what happens when one crashes in a populated area,just like terminator machines searching for humans and killing them,and what about the device to look through your roof,walls,i guess it doesnt matter,americans are the laughing stock of the world for being sheepie,the military industrial complex along with oil companies,drug companies,insurance companies,along with the fed run this country,the bill of rights is being destroied,so is the constition,we are haeded to a police state period,hell were already thereits going to get rough the powers that wants complete domination of the masses are completing their agenda,i worr for my kids,grand kids,actually i hope the ancients were right,either all knowledge will be shared by all peoples,on no knowledge will be shared by anyone.

  9. Billl Marceau
    June 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Two weeks ago, in early June while coming home from work, I saw a predator drone flying over Lawrence County, PA. In particular, it was flying in the area of southern Wilmington Township and northern Neshannock Township (several miles north of New Castle, PA.). Being retired Army with 2 tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am familiar with drones. Also, last week, June 13, 2012, one of my older children saw a strange looking aircraft flying over the New Castle, PA area. She said it wasn’t like any plane she has ever seen before. She thought it may have been a drone.

  10. vincent
    June 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    they are flying one over washington county ohio along the river where the power plants are (musking-river)

  11. July 17, 2012 at 4:45 am

    The location of Patriot, Kentucky is supposed to be Patriot, Indiana. There is not a town/city named Patriot.

    Also, I believe that the Patriot location is really Corbin, Kentucky from a DoD report. I do not know why it is there, being Corbin has a population of around 7,000.

    DoD report: http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uas-future.pdf

    Lexington, Kentucky is also on this base list.

    Hope this will help.

  12. Johnny P.
    July 23, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I just saw one over Oakland, NJ today 07-22-12. I was looking up and saw the thing but couldn’t get my camera out in time. It almost looked like a large dark grey rectangle with two sets of wings. Freaked me out until I stumbled upon this website and have been watching the news about how the US needs to do surveillance on us now. Looks like we better find John Conner, Starnet is up!!!. Next there will be Terminators everywhere. Crazy stuff is going down.

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