remotely piloted vehicle

An aircraft, such as a drone, unattended by a human pilot within it but kept on course by a preset or self-reacting device or radio command. Also called a pilotless aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and uninhabited combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) if it has the capability for armament delivery. See also drone.
Predator tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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