All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
National Air and Space Museum
655 Jefferson Drive, SW
Suspended above Gallery 104, 1st Floor, West End Floor Plan
On view are six aircraft—Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—that represent a cross-section of modern unmanned flight systems technology. These aircraft are commonly used by all four military services around the globe to perform many types of missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, bomb damage assessment, and attack. The evolution of unmanned military aircraft began during World War I and continues today.