History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Unmanned aerial vehicles, known variously as UAVs, drones, and remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), have been a feature of aviation for much of its history, though in limited or secondary roles, and often overlooked. For the purposes of this article, and to distinguish UAVs from missiles, a UAV is defined as being capable of controlled, sustained level flight and powered by a jet or reciprocating engine. The appeal of a military vehicle in which there is no risk of loss of life is quite strong, so the pace of development of UAVs has always reflected the pace of technology in general. Until recently, UAVs have tended to be small, so they depend on technology miniaturization even more than their manned siblings. In the 21st century, the technology has reached a point of sophistication that the UAV is now being given a greatly expanded role in war fighting.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134931985
  • 9786134931984