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Unmanned Aircraft System

Definition/Scope: UAV rescinded by FM 3-0. Correct term is UAS, Unmanned Aircraft System. 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. Several terms being used is the M, Q, and R. M is multi-role (generally armed), Q is unmanned aircraft system, and the R is reconnaissance.



Use:

UAS


Used For:

Intelligence WFF
Movement and Maneuver WFF
pilotless aircraft
remotely operated aircraft
UAS-XM 157

Acronym:

UAS

Broader Terms:

aircraft
intelligence and electronic warfare equipment

Narrower Terms:

Dark Star (UAV)
Desert Hawk
FINDER
Global Hawk
I-Gnat
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Micro Air Vehicle
MQ-1C Sky Warrior
observe, detect, identify, neutralize
Predator
Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver
RQ-2A Pioneer
RQ-4 Global Hawk
ScanEagle
tactical unmanned aerial vehicles
Tier I (UAV)
unmanned combat aerial vehicles
vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicles

Related Terms:

air-ground integration
drones
named area of interest
perimeter security
Priority Intelligence Requirement
reconnaissance aircraft
remotely piloted vehicles
RQ-21A
surveillance drones


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