An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a "drone", is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is often controlled by either autonomous onboard computers, or the remote control of a pilot on the ground.
Historically designed for military uses, UAVs are nowadays used by small -but always growing- number of civil applications. They are often preferred for missions tagged as "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircraft.
The vast majority of current civil drones are splitted in 2 categories:
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