The term “drone” usually refers to any unpiloted aircraft, also known as “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (UAVs). A typical unmanned aircraft is made of light composite materials to reduce weight and increase manoeuvrability.

They can be equipped with a variety of additional equipment (payloads), including cameras, navigation systems, sensors, and various other drone software and hardware.

Drones can come in a broad range of shapes, sizes, and with various functions. The vast majority of today’s models are operated with ground control stations.