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'Drone' Technology !

Myths, Facts and Future ...

'Drone' Technology also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is here to stay! How much you know about this evolving industry? Take a quiz to learn the answers for the most commonly asked questions on this technology.

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How many countries do you think possess drones?

a. Only US
b. 5 permanent members of UN Security council (US, UK, Russia, France, China)
c. 5 permanent and 10 non-permanent members of UN Security council
d. Probably many - around 70+ countries?


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Drones are used for both surveillance and strikes. CIA and Pentagon categorize the Strikes into 2 types - "Signature strike" and Personality Strike. Guess the definition for the above two.

a."Signature Strike" - is based on a person's documented signature.
b."Signature Strike" - is based on a known pattern.
c."Personality Strike" - is based on a person's behavior (Personality)
d."Personality Strike" - is targetted on a specific person also known as 'high value targets' (HVT)


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Drone is also known as "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" as it flies without a pilot. As drones are remotely operated It is also called as RPAs or Remotely Piloted Aircraft. How many people do you think will be employed for such advanced surveillance and war techniques?

a. 1-10
b. 10-100
c. 100-1000
d. 1000-10000
e. 10000-50000
f. 50000-75000


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Are Drones susceptible for hijacking?

a. Yes
b. No
c. Yes and No



By 2020, UAVs are expected to hit sky in large numbers. In anticipation, Universities are already offering undergraduate degrees in "Unmanned Aircraft System Operations". Guess the cost of this degree as of today.

a. 1000-20000
b. 5000-50000
c. 10000-60000