Habitat: Iraq and Afghanistan, where Army battalions need tactical surveillance. It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours.
Behavior: It launches from a catapult, can stay aloft for five to six hours up to 14,000 feet, and lands autonomously on wheels, with the help of a net. It’s a little more than 11 feet long, weighs 375 pounds and has a wingspan of 14 feet.
Notable Feature: With its infrared illuminator, it can laser-pinpoint targets for laser-guided missiles and bombs.