commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (uav)
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commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (uav)


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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no pilot on board. They are either remotely controlled (flown by a pilot on ground) or can fly by themselves according to a pre-programmed flight plan or a more complex dynamic automation systems. The concept of the UAV dates back to the American Civil War when balloons were used to drop explosives on the other side. The Japanese also used the concept during World War II when they launched balloons with explosives with the idea that high altitude winds would carry them to the US. Both ideas failed however, but the concept lived on. In the 1960s, the US started developing drones for spying and reconnaissance missions and extensively used them in the Vietnam War (UFL, 2011). With the development of artificial intelligence, today, UAV are a

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