remotely piloted vehicles

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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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(22) Remotely piloted vehicles are susceptible to the same types of attacks, the simplest of which is jamming the Global Positioning System so it cannot confirm its location and refuses to release its ordnance.
remotely piloted vehicles are "very" susceptible to electronic jamming, Bushey said.
The meeting would discuss unprovoked firing on civilians and at border out-posts by the BSF, inadvertent border crossing, illegal defence construction and violation of Pakistani air space by Indian helicopters and remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs).
mission to put men on the moon spawned a host of technological inventions that had an unforeseen and unimaginable impact on our daily lives, so the development of remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) will likely have similar effects.
Writ of the government is never damaged nor sovereignty is undermined when remotely piloted vehicles violate Pakistan airspace and kill people on daily basis, he regretted.
The center provides worldwide logistics support for C-130 and C-5 transport aircraft, F-l 5 fighters, U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, as well as support for remotely piloted vehicles, Air Force helicopters, air-to-air missiles, surface motor vehicles and high-technology airborne electronics, avionics, and electronic warfare requirements.
Some comes from remotely piloted vehicles such as Predator and Global Hawk.
The center provides worldwide logistics support for the majority of Air Force transport aircraft, F-15 fighters, remotely piloted vehicles, all Air Force helicopters, air-to-air missiles, surface motor vehicles, and high-technology airborne electronic-warfare requirements.
Account for unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely piloted vehicles, sometimes known as drones;
GEM+ is a significant upgrade over the existing Patriot Advanced Capability -2 (PAC-2) missile and, when fielded in conjunction with the PAC-3 System, provides a robust capability against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and remotely piloted vehicles.
The story also grossly misrepresents the development of remotely piloted vehicles like Predator and Global Hawk.
Iran already builds its own drones, or remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs).

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