optionally piloted vehicle

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

optionally piloted vehicle (plural optionally piloted vehicles)

  1. (US, military, aviation) An aircraft that may be manned or unmanned, able to function in either mode without modification.

Synonyms[edit]

  • OPV (abbreviation)

Usage notes[edit]

OPVs are typically remotely piloted when in unmanned mode.