Remotely piloted aerial systems or Unmanned aerial vehicles are alternative names of Drones. This vehicle is used to manned flight wherein situations are held too risky or difficult. Each of these crafts can stay up to seventeen hours loitering and sending back real time activities. In the use of the military, drones ranges as a surveillance, reconaissance craft and small intelligence like on this site. Although the involvement of drones are not much spoken and mentioned.
This history of drones began in the time of President George W Bush but its usage is much more doubled in the recent time of Obama administration. Key drone types that are used currently in Afghanistan and Pakistan are MQ-1B Predator and MQ -9 reaper. The predator drone is the most difficult to manned and even unmanned and this can strike back up to 8kilo meters. The MQ 1B Predator is known to be a hunter killer system because it can four missiles and laser guided bombs. These two types of military drones carries a sensors in the bulbous noses such as TV cameras, radar, infra-red imaging for low light and laser targets, image intensifiers. Drones can also be armed as laser missiles. Each of these aircraft comprises of a satellite link and a ground control station.
It is said to be that creators of drones will be inventing another future craft of drones and that is in the form of a helicopter-style with new sets of features such as a 1.8 gigapixel colour cameras thus it is mentioned that it will soon to have a feature that can monitor and track activities on the ground. Such drones will take advantage with the Argus-IS ( Autonomous Real Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System)- its purpose is to provide a live video stream with ten frames at each second. According to military, this feature is enough to track down movements of people and vehicles above 20,000 feet.
The idea of drone today is often associated with the military robots in which drones in some other form or another has been used for decades. Its first record use was by the Austrians in the year 1894 of July in which they have launched two hundred pilotless balloons that were mounted with bombs against Venice city. By the year 1898 the use of aerial surveillance was then practiced during the Spanish-American war. The use of aerial surveillance was to detect enemies movement from the ground through photos that were hemmed together with a mosaic map.
The history of drones has led many people to be curious as to how it all began and how has time evolved the use of drone through the advanced technology. In the world today, drone are becoming popular not because of the use for any war zone areas but it has drastically changed from a hunter killing vehicle (which is until now is) up to this point in time wherein miniature drones are used in another level of usage such as for business marketing and many others.