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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At their meeting on 29 March in the European Defence Agency's (EDA) first Steering Board meeting of the year, EU national armaments directors will be discussing issues ranging from a possible code of conduct to coordinate national investment to a new business-to-business online contract advertising bulletin board to cooperation on drones or Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles' (UAVs) as they are known in the jargon.