uninhabited combat aerial vehicle

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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.
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