What is a drone?

The word drone is a popular definition for remotely controlled, programmable or autonomous units. The unit defined as a drone can be flying, sailing, driving or a combination of these but usually the word drone refers to a flying unit.

Within the sector, the most widespread technical definition is (UAS). This definition is widely used among international operators and among the aviation authorities of the world’s nations.

Our focus

The focus of the InnoDrone project and the webpage is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS).




Technical definitions

The word drone covers a list of other used definitions among which the most commonly used, are:

Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV)
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)
Remote Pilot Station (RPS)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)