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MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS OF UAV SYSTEMS
MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS OF UAV SYSTEMS

Author(s): Grigore Eduard Jeler
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Labor relations, Military policy
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Summary/Abstract: Various UAV models have proliferated around the world in the last decade, while technology has improved, allowing their greater use, both in the military, but also in the civilian sector. UAV systems present unique strategic challenges, which are relatively new to military planners. As for the civil sector, although they are at the beginning, there is an exponential increase in the areas of use. According to the NATO classification, the UAVs are classified according to their size, altitude, range and operational area divided into three basic groups based on these attributes. The varying sizes and ranges of different UAV models offer unique advantages and disadvantages to each group. The paper is an in-depth analysis of the military and non-military applications of UAVs, depending on the technical characteristics and the purpose of their deployment.