The Kestrel was a fully-automated attack drone helicopter employed by the Coalition of Ordered Governments in the post-Locust War era. It was designed to provide air support for DeeBees, and was armed with two frontal machine guns and a missile launcher. Damaging the Kestrel's engines would lead to the aircraft's destruction. They were capable of carrying a single drop pod.
The Kestrel was designed and introduced into the Coalition of Ordered Governments Air Corps some time after the Locust War and Lambent Pandemic between 17 A.E. and 42 A.E. and saw action at the end of the COG-Outsiders Conflict: 3 Kestrel drones were deployed and destroyed during the attack on the Stroud Estate.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Kestrels can appear in boss waves in Horde 3.0.
- In a cutscene, Gary Carmine was able to destroy a Kestrel by firing a burst at its main rotor with a Troika, though attempting this with a turret in-game won't have the same outcome.
- Gears of War 4 (First appearance)
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