Noun an unmanned aerial vehicle (an aircraft piloted by remote control or on-board computers). Unmanned aerial vehicles are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which includes the addition of a ground controller and a communications system with the UAV. The flight of unmanned aerial vehicles can operate under the remote control of a human operator, such as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), or with varying degrees of autonomy, such as autopilot assistance, to fully autonomous aircraft that have no provision for human intervention. 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. 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.
A UAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle. They can fly remotely, for example, with a remote control or tablet, or independently. So is the UAV a drone? Basically, it is. The two terms are often used interchangeably.