What is a drone or UAS?

UAS is an Unmanned Aerial System and is commonly called a drone. A drone is an aerial device with an onboard computer that is operated remotely, generally by a pilot on the ground using a handheld controller. Small drones are battery operated, weigh less than 55 pounds, have several rotors like a helicopter, and are equipped with a video camera.

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1. What is a drone or UAS?
2. What is the difference in the terms Drone, UAS, and UAV?
3. What type of missions does the UAS program fly?
4. How is my privacy protected?
5. Where is the video and photos taken by the UAS stored?
6. Who has access to the video and photos?
7. What training do UAS pilots undergo?
8. What rules and regulations must Sugar Land Police UAS pilots follow?
9. Why does Sugar Land Police Department use UAS rather than helicopters?
10. Who authorizes the use and deployment of the UAS?
11. What type of drones does the Police Department have?