The AFA’s New Name for UAVs

Posted: October 5, 2009 in AFA, Predator

Note: you will have to go down to the bottom of the AFA web page to see the article linked to in the title.

The mishap report following the 22 Feb crash of an MQ-1B Predator was just released, and electrical failure was the cause.

However, the Air Force Association, instead of calling the Predator an “unmanned aerial vehicle” or “unmanned aircraft system” like the ACC fact sheet calls it, instead appears to prefer the term RPV for “remotely piloted vehicle.”

What’s in a name?

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