Australian International Airshow 2017 – It’s a Drone World Now!

There were numerous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) on static display at the Avalon Australian International Airshow 2017. Today UAV’s provide a valuable resource to military forces around the world and conduct many roles including long-loiter surveillance and controversially precision strike missions. Examples covering many of these roles were at Avalon.

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed UAV at Avalon 2017
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed UAV at the Avalon Australian International Airshow 2017 – laser guided bombs and Hellfire missiles are displayed
Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial system (MALE UAS) Avalon 2017
Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial system (MALE UAS). Apparently IAI had discussions with the RAAF in regards to potentially purchasing the Heron TP
Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton long-range maritime patrol UAV mock-up Avalon 2017
The huge Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton long-range maritime patrol UAV mock-up – the RAAF have 7 operational examples on order
UAV's Avalon Australian International Airshow 2017
Many smaller UAV’s were on display but this converted Bell 206 helicopter was one of the more unique UAV’s at Avalon 2017!
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