Skip to comments.UAVs: Niche for Dull, Dirty and Dangerous Missions
Posted on 02/17/2010 12:06:06 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is an integral part of today's modern armed forces and considered as the next generation Airborne Reconnaissance. US and Israel are the most prominent users of UAV technology, their companies are successful in manufacturing them and exporting it to other countries.
UAVs are said as a predecessor of aerial torpedoes built during World War-1. The UAV is an aircraft which are remotely piloted, they are mostly assigned for the Dull, Dirty and Dangerous missions. They consist of high resolution video, digital imagery and sensors. They cover large area through way point tracking which is programmed for linear or areal scans.
UAVs test ranges are align for communications, tracking, telemetry, fixed or mobile data transmission and mission control centers.
UAVs are basically classified in three levels:
The most basic control is by pre-programmed flight. Remote-control is the most common control system for UAV. Self-thinking UAVs is a futuristic plan of different countries.
The UAVs are mainly used for reconnaissance as it is unmanned, available in low cost and low visibility. Most countries can easily afford them, while the loss of one does not cost much and leaves no pilot to be rescued.
Five categories of current UAV are Micro, Mini, Tactical, Medium altitude and High altitude. Medium and High altitude are also known as, MALE (medium altitude, long endurance) up to 30,000 ft (9,000 m) and range over 200 km and HALE (high altitude, long endurance) over 30,000 ft and indefinite range as they have the ability to stay aloft for long period of times.
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Is it me, or is the writing level of this piece appropriate for a fifth grade science fair?
You are right, I get the same impression.
It reads like it’s been translated from another language.
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