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Drones are unpiloted aircraft, hence the name unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAVs. They were designed to be able to carry out missions without a pilot on board. This lack of a pilot on board allows them to perform missions that could put a human pilot in danger. They can be rotary or fixed winged, just like full-sized aircraft. An example of a rotary winged vehicle is a helicopter. An example of a fixed wing vehicle would be an airplane. They are mostly used in military, law enforcement, or just for recreation. In the military they can be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, as well as identification of battlefield targets. They were used by the US Navy against Libya. They were also used in wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. In law enforcement, they can be used for many different things. They are used for search-and-rescue operations, as well a suspect and criminal tracking. Drones can be used for border control and surveillance as well. Recreation is another reason people use drones. There are races people can…show more content…
They’re both different forms of aircraft, and are both used in the military. In the military, both drones and full-sized aircraft are used to attack enemy forces, and spy on enemy forces. Drones, being smaller than full-sized aircraft, are more ideal for those types of missions. Usually they cost less than full sized aircraft. Some of the larger drones, however, require additional electronic systems, and that will probably end up bringing the cost back up towards the average cost of a full sized aircraft. Drones, because they don’t have a pilot on board, don’t require cockpits, or pilot safety systems. Drones can also stay in the air longer than many other aircraft. They also tend to shoot targets more accurately than an aircraft piloted by a human onboard. Drones can carry out dangerous reconnaissance missions, because they have no pilot to put into potential
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