The Advanced UAV is a fixed-wing aircraft that periodically shows the position and direction of enemies on the player's minimap with increased frequency compared to the common UAV. However, unlike the SR-71 Blackbird from Call of Duty: Black Ops, it can be seen and shot down. The Advanced UAV does not give real-time updates of the enemy's movements; instead, it sweeps periodically like the normal UAV. Also, players using the Assassin perk are immune to detection by the Advanced UAV. The Advanced UAV stacks with normal UAVs. Like the UAV, it takes one missile to destroy the Advanced UAV, except for the SMAW.
The Advanced UAV makes a return in Infinite Warfare as a Scorestreak costing 1200 points. It functions very similar to its Modern Warfare counterpart, revealing the positions of all enemies, with or without the Ghost perk, as sweeping directional arrows on the minimap for the team.