unmanned aerial vehicle

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unmanned aerial vehicle

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. Also called UAV.
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In August an Israeli Hermes drone was shot down in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, the second such loss in less than three days after another Israeli pilotless drone of the same model was shot down by Iranian troops in the Central parts of the country.
The sources said that US pilotless drone around 2:20pm fired two missiles at Khan Afzal Markaz and Maulana Shafiullah Markaz, the Taliban centers located in Rena Parcha Afghanistan area with Pakistan.
An Israeli pilotless drone also flew over the localities of Bint Jbeil and Marje'youn.
The move is part of the country's strategy to deal with the US pilotless drone programme.
The crack SAS team were alerted after an American pilotless drone spotted a convoy of heavily armed Taliban in pick-up trucks heading into Helmand province on Friday.
Kerry also defended America's use of drones to hunt down wanted terror leaders, saying the pilotless drone programme has been one of the most controversial aspects of the US fight against al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
Last year militants in Lebanon managed to send a pilotless drone deep into neighbouring Israel, sparking fears the group was testing the system for future attacks.
Meanwhile it emerged officers have deployed two pilotless drone aircraft, with sophisticated "spy in the sky" technology in the search for April.
Israeli fighter jets intercepted the pilotless drone, when it entered Israeli airspace and shot it down in the West Bank in the hills located south of Hebron.
ly/N0MIPe) Along with 16,000 British Army troops, surface-to-air missiles on the roof-tops of people's homes, and gunboats in the River Thames, pilotless drone planes are being deployed to "protect" the London Olympics.
Hizbullah discovered the Israeli device before Israel blew it up by using a pilotless drone," the party said in a statement.
Members of the two houses of parliament said the government should review ties with the United States to safeguard Pakistan's national interests and they also called for an end to US attacks on militants with its pilotless drone aircraft.