remotely piloted vehicle

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remotely piloted vehicle

[ri′mōt·lē ¦pī·ləd·əd ′vē·ə·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
A robot aircraft, controlled over a two-wave radio link from a ground station or mother aircraft that can be hundreds of miles away; electronic guidance is generally supplemented by remote control television cameras feeding monitor receivers at the control station. Abbreviated RPV.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

remotely piloted vehicle (RPV)

remotely piloted vehicle (RPV)
Predator tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.
An aircraft, such as a drone, unattended by a human pilot within it but kept on course by a preset or self-reacting device or radio command. Also called a pilotless aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and uninhabited combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) if it has the capability for armament delivery. See also drone.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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