Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Short for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV means any type of aircraft with no pilot on board. UAVs are remotely piloted. This could be an aerial vehicle using pre-programmed flight plans or a remote controlled aircraft. The newer phrase, UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) is used to distinguish systems which use only pre-programmed behaviors, such as drones, from other UAVs.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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