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  1. unmanned aircraft system

    That system whose components include the necessary equipment, network, and personnel to control an unmanned aircraft. Also called UAS.


  1. Unmanned aerial vehicle

    An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, and also referred to as a remotely piloted aircraft by the International Civil Aviation Organization, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. ICAO classify unmanned aircraft into two types under Circular 328 AN/190: Autonomous aircraft – currently considered unsuitable for regulation due to legal and liability issues Remotely piloted aircraft – subject to civil regulation under ICAO and under the relevant national aviation authority The typical launch and recovery method of an unmanned aircraft is by the function of an automatic system or an external operator on the ground. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed. The Nazi-German V-1 flying bomb flew autonomously powered by a pulsejet.


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