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The R22 is the basis for Boeing's Maverick military unmanned aerial vehicle helicopter, and its Renegade version. In 1999, Frontier Systems developed a remotely piloted R22, the Maverick. This aircraft, along with the company, was later acquired by Boeing Phantom Works. In 2003 the U.S. Navy purchased four aircraft, equipped with Wescam EO/IR (Electro-Optical/Infrared) systems.
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Owing to their versatility in flight, helicopters have a wide variety of applications. They are used for traffic surveillance, transportation, news gathering, aerial photography, crop-spraying, tourism, searching and rescuing etc.
The helicopter contributed directly to at least one revolutionary production technology. As helicopters grew larger and more powerful, the precision calculations needed for engineering the blades, which had exacting requirements, increased exponentially.