The rapid evolution of unmanned air vehicles is highlighted by our third annual directory.

We have expanded the range of systems described in terms of technology and geographic regions to reflect a truly global sector, where the dominance of traditional supplier nations is now under challenge.

In addition to our comprehensive directory, the 22 August issue of Flight International featured in-depth articles on Boeing's unmanned Little Bird helicopter, NATO's drive for a common UAV integration framework and how Lockheed Martin is playing catch-up in the UAV world.

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Download the platform descriptive summary, organised by manufacturer, in Adobe Acrobat portable document (PDF) format here.

The technical specifications and performance data tables of each platform are available at Flight's online UAV directory.

Source: Flight International