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  • Unmanned aerial vehicle; an unpiloted aircraft capable of controlled, sustained, level flight.


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  • Also remotely piloted vehicle, or RPV.

    May 2, 2010

  • Uav. That's not exactly "uav," is it?

    March 17, 2010

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle(s). Usage:

    "At least 40 other countries--from Belarus and Georgia to India, Pakistan and Russia--have begun to build, buy, and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, showcasing their efforts at international weapons expos.... In the last six months alone, Iran has begun production on a pair of weapons-ready surveillance drones, while China has debuted the Pterodactyl and Sour Dragon, rivals to America's Predator and Global Hawk."

    —P.W. Singer, "Defending Against Drones," Newsweek, March 8, 2010, p. 38

    March 12, 2010