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The military use of armed drones in the Mideast and Afghanistan has brought more countries and companies into the market for such weapons. Here are some of the uncrewed aerial vehicles that are known to carry weapons or that might be adapted to carry them.

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Reaper (U.S.)

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. U.S. and Pakistani officials say Pakistan's intelligence chief will head to Washington late this month to resume counterterrorism talks suspended over a deadly border incident last year that killed two dozen Pakistani troops. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force)
Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt / US Air Force
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Predator (U.S.)

An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 11, for a training sortie over the Nevada desert. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) drone
Ssgt Brian Ferguson / Digital
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Seeker 400 (South Africa)

Photo illustration of Denel Dynamics Seeker 400.
Denel Dynamics
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Seeker (South Africa)

A radio-controlled unmanned plane monitors the skies above at an army base in Pretoria August 9, 2002, in preperation for the upcoming United Nations summit. South Africa's Seeker is a new cop on the block, guarding city streets, national borders and, over the 10 days the summit in Johannesburg, visiting heads of state. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya JN/CRB - RTR8SGX
© Reuters Photographer / Reuters / X00201
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Heron (Israel)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: This handout file photo provided on February 16 by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) shows the Heron, a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) for strategic and tactical missions. With a wingspan of 16.6 meters and a takeoff weight of 1,250 kg, the Heron UAV can reach an altitude of 30,000 feet and has the endurance of up to 50 hours. It is in use by coalition forces in Afghanistan which rely heavily on them for to provide crucial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information in real-time to commanders and directly to front line soldiers. IAI announced February 15, 2010 that it is presenting a variety of its advanced technologies and products at this year's DEFEXPO India. (Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries via Getty Images) drone
Getty Images / Getty Images Europe
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Heron TP (Israel)

(FILES) - A file photo taken on February 21, 2010 shows an Israeli Heron TP surveillance drone, known as the IAI Eitan during a presentation to the media at the Tel Nof Air Force base, south of Tel Aviv. Germany is currently negotiating with Israel, acquire armed drones for the Bundeswehr the magazin Spiegel reported in its edition for April 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP
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Hermes 900 (Israel)

An Israeli Elbit Systems Ltd. Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sits on the tarmac during a media presentation at the airbase in the central Swiss town of Emmen October 16, 2012. The Swiss air force is currently evaluating the reconnaissance drone aircrafts of two Israeli companies to replace its existing systems. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3976L
© Pascal Lauener / Reuters / X90074
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Wing Loong / Yi Long (China)

A Chinese-developed Wing Loong UAV is displayed in preparation for the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, known as Airshow China 2012, in Zhuhai city, south Chinas Guangdong province, 10 November 2012. The 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, known as Airshow China 2012, will be held from November 13 to 18 at Zhuhai Sanzao Airport in south Chinas Guangdong province.(Imaginechina via AP Images)
Zhong Fan Zh
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Cobra (U.S.)

Raytheon's fleet of Cobra Unmanned Aircraft Systems are FAA airworthy certified. (PRNewsFoto/Raytheon Company)
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Anka (Turkey)

Turkey's first drone airplane called Anka or Phoenix is seen during a roll out ceremony at the TAI - Turkish Aerospace Space Industries Inc., near Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 16, 2010. Turkey on Friday unveiled its first drone airplane, Anka, a surveillance craft able to fly for 24-hour stretches over the rugged mountains where Kurdish rebels are waging a deadly insurgency.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Burhan Ozbilici
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