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What is the Difference between UAV and Drones?

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March 12, 2012 4:40AM

"Drone" is the popular term for an unmanned aircraft. It is still a UAV however a drone is flown by software with pre-programmed behavior save for additional commands by the operators (example the RQ-11 Raven, RQ-7B Shadow). A UAV is a remotely piloted aircraft, it is flown "stick and rudder"(example MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, Warrior-Alpha).