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 Outsider Movement: One Kestrel drone was deployed during the attack, later that day three Kestrels saw action during the attack on the Stroud Estate. All four drones were destroyed in action.

Swarm WarEdit

While searching for answers at Mount Kadar, Kait and Del discovered one of the Condor crash sites to reveal several disconnected DeeBees armed for combat along with a disconnected Kestrel. Kait and Del were forced to shoot and destroy the rogue DeeBees and Kestrel.

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.


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