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Thursday, 23 May 2013

What Is A Drone

A drone is a unmanned aerial vehicle they are controlled by pilots on the ground. Drones are mostly used in areas where manned flight is considered too risky or difficult. They can provide  24 hours around the clock surveillance.

 

They can can stay in the sky for as long as 17 hours, They are mostly used by the United States Air Force and Royal Air Force for  intelligence surveillance.The use of these unmanned aircraft began under President George W Bush, but they have now doubled there use under the Obama administration.


The drones carry a wealth of sensors in their bulbous noses: colour and black-and-white TV cameras, image intensifiers, radar, infra-red imaging for low-light conditions and lasers for targeting. They can also be armed with laser-guided missiles. Two of the most popular type of drones are the MQ-1B Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper


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