DoD Current and Projected Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Inventory Levels Through 2017

The following tables display the current Department of Defense unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) inventory levels (FY2012 budgeted inventory) and planned inventory through FY2017.  The first table was taken from the recent Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations, and Sustainability which was originally obtained and published by  The second table displays the total inventories by service.

UAS Inventory Levels (FY12 budgeted inventory with noted exception)

Service BranchUAS System NameCurrent InventoryFY12FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17
Air ForceMQ-1B Predator163152141130121115110
Air ForceMQ-9A Reaper7096135167199229256
Air ForceRQ-4B Global Hawk*23231515151515
ArmyRQ-11B Raven5394629465286717692170747074
ArmyRQ-7B Shadow408408408408408408408
ArmyMQ-5B Hunter45454545454545
ArmyMQ-1C Gray Eagle194574110138152152
NavyRQ-4A Global Hawk5500000
NavyMQ-4C BAMS00225913
NavyMQ-8B Firescout/TUAV591418253237
NavyRQ-21A STUAS0123444
NavyRQ-21A Scan Eagle122122122122122122122
NavyX-47B UCAS-D2222000
Marine CorpsRQ-7B Shadow52525252525252
Marine CorpsRQ-21A STUAS888234873100

* Reflects RQ-4B Block 20/40 invent0ry remaining after FY 2012 (Block 30 cancelled in President’s 2013 Budget submission).

UAS Total Inventory by Service

Service BranchCurrent InventoryFY12FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17
Air Force256271291312335359381
Marine Corps60606075100125152

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