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RPV

(aerospace engineering)

RPV

(Remotely Piloted Vehicle) See UAV.
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Similar to Asia, Europe is expected to experience high demand for new installation of RPVs and RPVHs.
Using RPVs and Marine spotters ashore to zero-in on targets, including artillery, mortar and missile positions, ammunition storage facilities and a Silkworm missile site, Wisconsin and Missouri fire more than 1,000 rounds of 16-inch ammunition in support of ground operations.
The RPV opens a whole new world of life-enhancing possibilities .
In November 1997, South Africa signed a defence agreement with Singapore, allowing its commandos and RPVs to train in South Africa.
In low-cost simulators and RPVs, however, a wide display at a uniform level of detail is often not feasible.
In truth, however, RPVs are becoming an anachronism, going the way of the even more venerable "drone.
Counterforce alone may be neither credible nor deep enough to face a determined aggressor's tactics: Iran could negate its effectiveness through novel NBC delivery modes such as RPVs and small naval platforms, which it has deployed.
One of these RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles) was shot down, but there was no human pilot aboard to suffer.
Proponents say "remotely piloted vehicle," emphasizing that microcomputers and digital transmission now make it possible to control RPVs from ground stations, not just send them on preprogrammed courses.
Building on the strengths of both companies, GEH and ENSA will collaborate under the new agreement on RPVs for certain Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) and the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) power plant opportunities.
The report further cited experts as identifying the equipment appearing in the videos and photos as Gurkha RPVs, manufactured by Terradyne Armored Vehicles in Newmarket, Ontario, near Toronto.
In fact, after factoring out RPVs, the Navy will have bought more than two and a half times as many aircraft as the Air Force.