Top 10 Combat Drones in the World 2021

Top 10 Combat Drones in the World 2021

An unmanned combat aerial vehicle is also known as a combat drone or battlefield UAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is used for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance and may carry aircraft ordnance such as missiles, ATGMs, and bombs in hardpoints to be used for drone strikes.

Nowadays, military drones are taking over the skies. Forget fighter jets and stealth bombers, decommission ground attack aircraft, and with a gentle touch of a command console and switch to autonomous mode. We need as little interference from squishy human beings as possible because unmanned aerial vehicles are where the future of aerial warfare is. Many nations have adopted one or another form of UAV for surveillance and communication, and a number of them wield drones that can actually fight. Be it using air-to-ground missiles, laser-guided bombs or even experimental air-to-air capability, most of today’s aerial missions can be performed by drones. Not all combat drones are created equal, though. Some of them are just enhanced versions of surveillance UAVs, while others were built to be almost as capable as the most advanced jet fighters.

The criteria to compare them are the same, though. On this occasion, we want to select the most effective, the most capable and the most combat-ready of them all. With this in mind, let’s check it out.

No 10. TAI Aksungur combat drone
No 9. CAIG GJ-2 or Wing Loong II combat drone
No 8: Altair / Altius combat drone
No 7: EADS Barracuda combat drone
No 6: The General Atomics Avenger combat drone
No 5. Northrop Grumman X-47 combat drone
No 4. Hongdu GJ-11 combat drone
No 3. Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik-B combat drone
No 2.Taranis combat drone
No 1. XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone

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50 Comments

  1. msnowner on May 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Valkyrie beats all i guess, its in the viking name and can be swarmed like bees😄

  2. Marcus Crassus on May 19, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    btw, where is the AKINCI ?

  3. THE LION on May 19, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Best Drone is Turkish Droness Bayraktar NR .1 !💪💪💪👏👏👍👍👍

  4. Mike Murphy on May 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Why even put chinese drones on the list… even they don’t want to use their own technology instead opting to buy from Russia… and we all see how that’s going…

  5. Carlos Morales on May 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    until the pancake flip the other way!!!! then people will not like it no more!!! what about when others start to use EMP to knock them down !!like russia did whit one Nato aircraft and almost crash!! they are depending too much in tech and forgetting in counter of EMP in your system!!!

  6. Youssef Bhaa on May 19, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    unmanned aerial vEhIcLe

  7. Keda_P on May 19, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    No Israeli drones mentioned. lol

  8. the hillbilly gamer ! on May 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Can Chinese ever invent anything on their own without stealing it off America or copying it off Russia the answer is no they can’t

  9. Jack Dolah on May 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    damn china always copying US, shameless.. USA should invade china ASAP!

  10. vipecrx on May 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Chinese copying the others, once again. Not even trying anymore…

  11. fahri berbatovci on May 19, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    So funny when they say Russia drawn to this look what’s happening to them in Ukraine the drones are nowhere seen is Turkish drones that is taking their tanks out it’s so funny

  12. Sam McBride on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    What is up with the data conflicts from this channel? The Grumman X-47 @ 8:34 states a cruise speed of Mach 0.9+. Then @ 9:45, it is stated to be Mach 0.45.

  13. Xavier Dufay on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    To be very clear on the Barracuda, EADS is the french AIRBUS Military and Space – CASIDIAN. German and spain Casidian are subsidiaries of Airbus for Airbus.
    Also in Drone, there is the NEURON from DASSAULT (+engine SAFRAN SNECMA M88 from the Rafale).

  14. Jan on May 19, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    stop using medieval measurement units, omg

  15. Osman Keskin on May 19, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    DÜNYANIN EN GÜÇLÜ DRONU AKINCI -B NEREDE.

  16. Ma Se on May 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Great to have all those different measurement units, so you can compare shit and on top of that even saying the wrong stats sometimes…

  17. Mitchel Norton on May 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    TB-2 nowhere on the list. Hmmmm….

  18. shahram salehi on May 19, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    The drones is IRANIAN is a the best of the world

  19. judeanwhoremonger on May 19, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    its E A D S …. not (b)eads …

  20. Barış Önaldı on May 19, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    There are UAV’s which are currently under development in your list.. are you kidding?

  21. Green Leafy Cabbage on May 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    The future of warfare are drones

  22. Ali Şahin on May 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Where TB2 ?

  23. Burton Langille on May 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I didn’t see much that a DJI Mini 2 can’t do for $419. It’s too bad these are Chinese-made.

  24. Matthew Fairley on May 19, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    It’s a vehicle not a veeeh-hikkle.
    The problem with the German drone is it keeps flying to London then crashing into the city.

  25. Torkir Tirkir on May 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    İstesenizde istemeseniz akinciyi koymak zorundasiniz türkiye kadar iha önem veren ülke çok azdir usa russia turkey

  26. Mustafa Hakviren on May 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    The best armed drone is the one that has proven itself on the battlefield. Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles have been number one in every war. He has proven himself to the whole world.

  27. SATAN UFOs on May 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    CIRCULATION DRONE’S DON’T NEED LANDING STRIPS XL200 FLYING SAUCERS ALSO HURRICANE EXPLOSIVE DRONE’S SENT VIA CENTER OF ALL BEGINNING HURRICANE WINDS CENTER EXPLOSION BREAK’S CIRCULATION WINDS BEGINNING HURRICANE 1 CENTER FAN’S SURROUNDING EXPLOSIVES FLYING SAUCERS EXPLOSIVE DRONE’S ???$$$ PUERTO RICO 3000 CLOSED FACTERIES BOND APPETITE ZUMWALTE FLEET$$$$ F16-F18-SPACE SHUTTLE$$$$$72-76 USSR-USA COLD WAR SPENDING 💰💰???*

  28. I K on May 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Sad to see these technological advancements of UAVS only exist to take millions of lives.

  29. Dave Anthony Salalima on May 19, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Philippines has Alpha Kukak drone proven and tested against Islamic rebels here, with a speed of Mach 2. The version 2 is purely Electronic Warfare drone.

    Another drone is Paro Paro G!.. It’s armed with hypersonic missiles. It’s can carry 1 long range hypersonic missile mach 16 and 4 short range hypersonic missile mach 12.

  30. marcandsebe on May 19, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Wouldn’t it be brilliant if we did not need any weapons to kill each other.

  31. ResidualSelfImage on May 19, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    some of the top 10 models in this video are unproven paper designs OR have never have seen combat. More relevant would be models with successful combat role deployment and the associate cost range per unit. Maybe just do a video on just one model with a history of successful combat role deployment and the associated cost per unit and per deployment… defense system that are not well understood or that lack the experts to use them are pretty useless. For example, while Great Britain successfully deployed RADAR in WWII from the start, the USA fumbled around with RADAR at the beginning of WWII. While the USA fumbled around with Machine guns in the US civil war, Great Britain used the Machine Gun with great efficacy in Africa before WWI. New weapon defense system need an experienced/well train military that knows how to best use them to make them valuable

  32. King Tiger Books on May 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Drones are the future of aviation. By installing a computer instead of a pilot the jet is lighter and slimmer, which reduces drag.
    Also when they get shot down the enemy don’t get your pilot — just your computer. What good is that gonna do them? How can you get information from a captured computer? I can’t even get my VCR to stop blinking 12:00.
    The F-22 Raptor can kill Migs, Sukhois, dragons, flying saucers — anything that flies without our permission.
    The Russians cannot make anything like it so they attack Ukraine with rocks, Mig-21s and crossbowmen. Of those 3 the crossbowmen should do the most damage.
    To whom it may concern, these are my favorite art books:
    – Icon by Frank Frazetta
    – Infinite Worlds by Vincent DiFate
    – Great Fighter Jets of the Galaxy 1 by Tim Gibson

  33. Excess Human on May 19, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    You should really just use metric number’s

  34. Loyal Producers on May 19, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    BAYRAKTAR TB2 is the best. Ukrainian army destroys Russian tanks and troops with only 12 drone. This is insane!

  35. Erick Jimenez on May 19, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Drones makes tanks look useless.

  36. J. Whisper on May 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Brought to you by your local Cylons!

  37. gemko mining Zambia Ltd on May 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    this explains peoples ufobsightings

  38. shaM KAY on May 19, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    can you not put them is a graphical list with flags and main specs

  39. Military TV on May 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    EXPLAIN | Drone – Era Warfare Shows the Operational Limits of Air Defense Systems https://youtu.be/2mdmIKPw8P4

  40. Paul Franzen on May 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    how in the actual F is this thing 195K. Does anybody work at the budget office? do they need an internet connection so they can look up how much this thing should cost?

  41. See My eyes on May 19, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    In contrast, we should integrate destructive power, defense, speed and price.

  42. H. C on May 19, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I like the idea of unmaned escort drones, all remote controlled or A.I assisted. "Iron man" (part 2) type of weaponry. All disposable and quick to replace on a combat setting, one-man remote controlled. No human casualties, all materials.

  43. Arnav Shukla on May 19, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    How "concepts" can be put ahead of deployed technology…. Stupidity for the sake of propaganda

  44. Ted City on May 19, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I see Chinas industrial espionage is still working hard.

  45. Phil Lord on May 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Australia has also just developed a high tech wingman 🤙

  46. Pramod Mehta on May 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    DRONE IS FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

  47. ÖMERPRO277 Gezer on May 19, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Why is Bayraktar TB2 not in the list ?
    Bayraktar TB2 hit more targets than any of the UAVs you shared here. We are talking about hitting more targets than 10 UAVs combined, not one by one. Field feedback, not technical analysis, tells the truth.

  48. Patrick Ganly on May 19, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Wow! Its a freakin 195k drone!! I got one from Alibaba for $100. It works great!!

  49. Matt S on May 19, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    3 billion ruble contract? What is that, like $25?

  50. Berke Sancak on May 19, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I had a friend in (mandatory) military service, an engineer who worked in TAI. He was part of the testing crew of new missiles and he would remove stuck missiles by hand (he said it was stressful). What he said about Aksungur drones was:

    "They are replicas. Israeli replicas. Our Ankas are mq-9 reaper replicas. And Aksungur is basically just two Ankas attached from sides. Thus, it is our IAI Heron replica. Is it good though? It is. It is better than Anka. And the thing is, it is very easy to make. An upgrade in technology that is just easy. The designs are not genuine, but the work of our engineers is good. What we produce is good quality. They are filled with our indigenous systems."

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