pilotless aircraft


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Noun1.pilotless aircraft - an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
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Then, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced a few days later that the Israeli pilotless aircraft was a Hermes-type drone.
Armed with missiles, which are also designed by the IRGC, the pilotless aircraft can target long-distance targets, said Jafari.
A recent investigative report said this week that the CIA-run pilotless aircraft are targeting innocent people.
His father, Group Captain Michael Adderley, piloted the aircraft several times during World War II having moved to St Athan from Hawkinge, near Folkestone, with the Pilotless Aircraft Unit (PAU) in June 1940.
pilotless aircraft hit a house in Pakistan&'s tribal region of North Waziristan on the Afghan border on Friday, killing 25 militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
CNN news reported today that the apparent case of "friendly fire" is being investigated - if it is confirmed it would be a rare instance of pilotless aircraft killing US forces.
It performed well enough after several test flights for the Air Service to order 100 of the pilotless aircraft in October 1918.
Our students were extremely appreciative of the presentation given by BAE Systems on the next generation pilotless aircraft.
The US as a rule does not confirm drone attacks, but its military and the Central Intelligence Agency operating in Afghanistan are the only forces that deploy the pilotless aircraft in the region.
They were hit by two missiles as the pilotless aircraft targeted a mosque in Mirali in North Waziristan, north western Pakistan.
But they're going to have to do much more than ISR, and the Army is not ready to undertake an air assault in an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter or transport casualties in a pilotless aircraft, Rizzi explained.
A Turkish military and government team last week was in Israel with its officers and soldiers rumbling through the Negev desert learning how to operate the same pilotless aircraft Israelis often use to hunt Palestinian militants in Gaza.