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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Definition/Scope: Rescinded by FM 3-0. Proper term is Unmanned Aircraft System, UAS. 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.



Use:

UAS
Unmanned Aerial Systems


Used For:

pilotless aircraft
remotely operated aircraft
ROA
Unmanned Aerial Systems

Acronym:

UAV

Broader Terms:

aircraft
intelligence and electronic warfare equipment

Narrower Terms:

Dark Star (UAV)
Desert Hawk
FINDER
Global Hawk
Outrider Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Predator
RQ-2A Pioneer
RQ-5A Hunter
ScanEagle
Shadow 200
tactical unmanned aerial vehicles
Tier I (UAV)
unmanned combat aerial vehicles
vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicles

Related Terms:

drones
reconnaissance aircraft
remotely piloted vehicles
surveillance drones


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