Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – a more accurate description) are starting to appear in our skies on a more frequent basis. Although they are not a new invention their development and use is being stepped up and you can expect to see them used in all kinds of ways by all sorts of people in the years to come.
Most people will have heard of the military use of drones and the way they have been used for reconnaissance and deadly attack using missiles while being controlled by a human many thousands of miles away from the theatre of operation.
However, drones are also being used in increasing numbers by the Police and other emergency services, environmental campaigners, private companies, small business owners, and individuals who want to participate in the development of these devices.
This site provides two main areas that may be of interest to you:
- Lists of the drones, quadricopters, quadrobots, and other UAV and radio controlled aircraft that you can buy for private use, experiments, and just for fun.
- Articles about the history of drones, research, developments, and the military and civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles.