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ACRONYMs, ABBREVIATIONS and terms


Drone - an unmanned aircraft, ship or land based vehicle that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight.

​Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Autonomous - Acting independently or having the freedom to do so.

Semi-Autonomous - Acting independently to some degree.

Robots – A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Unmanned aerial-vehicle system (UAS)

Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)

Unmanned ground-vehicle system (UGS)

Unmanned hybrid vehicle (UHV)

Unmanned hybrid-vehicle system (UHS)

Unmanned outer space vehicle (UOV)

Unmanned outer-space-vehicle system (UOS)

Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV)

Unmanned underwater-vehicle system (UUS)

Unmanned through-ground vehicle (UTV)

Unmanned through-ground-vehicle system (UTS)

Unmanned vehicle (UV)

Unmanned vehicle system (UVS)

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