An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a type of aircraft that operates without a human pilot on board. Recent technologies have allowed the development of many different types of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles that are used for various purposes. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that does not carry human passengers or pilots. Unmanned aerial vehicles, sometimes called drones, can be fully or partially autonomous, but are most often remotely controlled by a human pilot.
RAND research has contributed to the public debate about the use of drones for war and surveillance. The authors examine the logistical and maintenance aspects of an emerging operating concept for employing a family of unmanned aerial vehicles that can be launched, recovered and maintained with minimal dependence on runways. In just a few decades, the unmanned aerial vehicle has gone from being a science fiction concept to an everyday reality. Other discrete uses of unmanned aerial vehicles include firefighting and police use, as well as other types of domestic surveillance.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) (multi-propeller hexacopter) was used as a transport platform for aerial photography. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), military aircraft that is guided autonomously, by remote control, or both and that carries sensors, target designators, offensive devices or electronic transmitters designed to interfere with or destroy enemy objectives. Although the technology has become relatively common, the unmanned aerial vehicle is often still associated with military objectives.