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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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to review commercial use of UAVs and drones. Currently, any UAV or drone that's being utilized for commercial purposes requires FAA approval (section 333 exemption).
He has over 25 years experience in the film, video animation and design industry, and is a staff writer for the ProVideo Coalition, for which he is constantly reviewing the latest UAVs and drones.