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Usable by any USA vehicle, the Battle Drone fires a small machine gun at targeted enemies and, when needed, repairs its parent vehicle. It cannot be used in conjunction with the Scout Drone.
- Generals manual(src)

The battle drone is one of the most common American drones used during the War against the GLA.


The drone is armed with a small machine gun effective against enemy infantry, as well as a repair torch, which allows it to repair its parent vehicle.

Because of its autonomous nature, it cannot be ordered to land for a repair, meaning that when damaged, it can only be repaired by an Ambulance (Zero Hour only) or automatically by a captured Tech Repair Bay. Though the drone's disposable nature means this is hardly a concern.

Due to its airborne nature, an EMP can cause it to crash into the ground, destroying it instantly.


The new drone armor has been installed, sir!
- Crusader tank pilot
DroneArmorIcon.png Drone Armor Boosts up Battle Drones' armor by 25%. Purchasable at any Strategy Center for $500


  • Zero Hour patch 1.03:
    • increased vehicle repair rate from 5 to 10 hit points per second
    • reduced drone armour upgrade from 50% to 25% (Alexander only)


Point Defense Drone

  • It seems that the Airforce General was originally supposed to be able to build individual Battle Drones. This was likely cut because of the weak weapons and the fragility of the drones.
  • The Battle Drone of the Superweapon General was originally going to have a point defense laser upgrade, which would allow it to intercept enemy missiles. This was likely cut for balancing reasons.

See also

Gen USA Logo.png United States of America War against the GLA Arsenal Gen USA Logo.png