unmanned aerial vehicle

(redirected from UAV Endurance)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 25, 2017-Alta Devices, PowerOasis partner to increase small UAV endurance
The Zephyr 7 holds the world record for UAV endurance, flying continuously for two weeks in July 2010, he said.
UAV endurance is also a big plus, as they can loiter for much longer periods than humans.