Type 2 Drones (タイプ2ドローン, Taipu Tsū Dorōn) are a type of flying mechanical enemy encountered in Earth Defense Force 5, and are more powerful than the Battle Drones introduced earlier in the game. They are similar to the Imperial Guards encountered in Global Defence Force.
Type 2 Drones are gigantic unmanned aircraft covered in the same golden armor the Primers utilize for the rest of their mechanical weapons. They consist of a large wing-like body with long cannon farings mounted at the wingtips, each housing a rapid-fire energy weapon which sprays the same type of energy balls created by a Deroy's leg segments. They prefer to attack from above, and can fire their weapons almost straight down. They are slower than Battle Drones, but tougher and more dangerous due to the splash damage effect of their weapons. The splash is not sufficient to allow them to destroy buildings.
Because a Type 2 Drone is so large and "sees" with the red light at its midpoint but fires from its wingtips, at low altitude it is entirely possible to get behind scenery in such a way that a character can attack the Drone's midsection while both of its guns are blocked from returning fire.
When idle they tend to swoop around in a manner similar to birds, occasionally stopping briefly and rotating on the spot.
An elite variant of the Type 2 Drone, with a black primary color and additional red highlights. Imperial Drones are much more heavily armored and their attacks are devastatingly powerful, their cannons both firing much faster and dealing much more damage. They are much rarer than Type 2 Drones, and it is important to single them out quickly to avoid having to deal with their powerful attacks.