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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For the Army's future unmanned aerial system, Textron is bidding its Aerosonde HQ, which it showed off at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, last month, Atherton said.
Unmanned aerial systems are taking flight in highway transportation.
"The UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology is developing at such a rapid rate, we need to measure that the public is well informed and we need to stay in touch with the technology," the head of airspace safety section at the DCAA," head of airspace safety section at the DCAA, Michael Rudolph said.
The training will be free for 200 pre-registered participants, who will gain indepth understanding of unmanned aerial systems, shaped by perspectives from the local industry and the regulatory insight of international entities.
Using unmanned aerial systems requires a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which involves written and practical exams.
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Science Applications International Corporation announces that its SKYBUS 30K Airship, an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) US Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for Unmanned Airships.
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These tests are part of the Navy's Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration, which will examine the unmanned aerial system's ability to support naval maritime surveillance missions.
(SAIC), to develop and produce the FCS program's Class IV unmanned aerial system (UAS).
WASHINGTON, July 19 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon issued a statement Thursday on the USS Boxer that downed the Iranian drone, noting "at approximately 10 am local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz." "A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range," Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said.
Due to the significantly increased demand for unmanned aerial system support in the U.S., FLIR is expanding its UAS service and repairs center in Somerset, Kentucky.