Short Essay: Drones and the Future of Aviation (PLG1)

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Please respond to the following prompt:

Many people are pondering the various uses of aerospace vehicles that are not piloted by a person in the vehicle. "Drones," "RPVs," "UAVs," etc. What is your opinion of the future of these types of vehicles, both in commercial and military use? As with the discussion activity for this module, try to give an answer in this essay that fits into the historical flow of the development of U.S. aviation and aerospace industry

Essay Requirements

Write a short, formal academic essay (about 750 words; 12 pt, double-spaced; unless quoting, third person, no contractions, no prepositions ending sentences. There should be in-text citations in APA format.). You should consult at least three references outside of the text for this activity

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School: University of Maryland



Future of Unmanned Aircrafts
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The current trend in the aviation industry seems to suggest crewless flight will feature
significantly in the future (Peterson, 2006). These aircraft are presently known as drones,
remotely piloted vehicle (RPVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). These uncrewed
aircraft possess enormous potential to transform the aviation industry both in the commercial and
the military sense. Unmanned aircraft will play a significant role in changing the future of
aviation in multiple levels of the sector including military and commercial application.
To begin with, a query may be issued; what if any are the differences between an RPV, a
drone and UAV? According to Tom Farrier (Quora, 2017), the Chair of ISASI Unmanned
Aircraft Systems Working Group; the difference is not easily explained due to the complexity of
the matter which consists of multiple players, applications and stakeholders. This may include
the uses and users all coexisting in the system in place. However, to understand the application
of these vehicles, there must be established a clear definition of the distinctions between the
various syst...

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