UAVs are an exciting and emerging new industry in the aeronautical field. A UAV is essential a small plane capable of autonomous flight, made possible by on-board which are computers responsible for guidance and control.

UAVs are typically deployed on missions undesirable or even unsafe for manned flight. On the military front, they are used extensively on the modern battlefield, whic ha market of over US$50 billion. The civilian sector, while small in comparison, is finding a rapidly growing role for unmanned aircraft. With the costs decreasing and capabilities increasing at the same time; UAVs are now finding roles in missions from mining surveying, agricultural work, distanter relief, search and rescue, and bushfire warning and monitoring.

UAVs enable significant cost reductions to performing manned missions, as they are on a much smaller scale and have a much smaller risk to the operators.