Today, drones are used from warfare to earth-fare. These days’ drones are buzzing around everywhere. There is information on drones in the newspapers making headlines as ‘drone strike’. Same as a fighter jet, the military drones carry missiles and bombs to attack the ground targets.
The key differences between piloted fighter jets and pilot-less drones is that the latter: is operated remotely by a pilot on the ground, they are smaller and carry less weapons, and fly slower, consuming less fuel, and can remain airborne and “loiter” around an area looking for longer time for targets.
Thus, looking for targets and shooting them are primary uses of military drones today. In contrast, commercial drones are used for various purposes — from package delivery to maintaining energy infrastructure, heavy construction and even crop-dusting.
Generally speaking, the work of a drone is to cut costs. A drone performs identical tasks of a piloted helicopter or airplane, but as it is smaller, it is cheaper to build, and there is no need for a professional pilot to fly, it performs the tasks cheaply. Thus, anything you imagine a piloted aircraft is doing, you will notice the businesses using drones for the same thing. Some of the examples of drones used today include: Package delivery such as now Amazon is putting drones into the delivering packages from its warehouses, Construction and Energy.