27 Things Most People Don't Know About Drones UAV Drones are unmanned aircrafts. The are also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS). They originated in the military. Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.