unmanned aerial vehicle

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unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
Predator tactical UAV.
A powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Ballistic or semiballistic vehicles, cruise missiles, and artillery projectiles are not considered unmanned aerial vehicles. Also called remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) and uninhabited combat aerial vehicles (UCAV).
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WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The old saying, "birds of a feather, flock together," can be applied to two small uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) flown in a NASA research experiment.
Cubic's CDL is designed to bring real time radar images, voice, video, and other sensor information from surveillance aircraft such as uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) to analysts stationed on Navy ships or in other surface locations.
Data obtained from flight tests at Dryden will help guide the design of future aircraft including high-performance fighters, high altitude-long endurance uninhabited aerial vehicles, large transport aircraft and high- speed, long-range aircraft.