Accession Number : ADA117877

Title :   Alternative Employment Concepts for Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) FLIR/TV Mission Payload.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Howard,W G ; Evans,W K ; Shrier,S

PDF Url : ADA117877

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This study compared the operational potential of the RPV organization in a division that has rear area launch and recovery with that in a division that had independent sections. The study found that rear area launch and recovery could provide significant operational advantages including: a smaller basic load of air vehicles, more expeditious resupply of air vehicles, and reduced vulnerability of the ground systems. Reliable communications are required to make the rear area launch and recovery concept effective. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Remotely piloted vehicles, *Recovery, *Aerodynamic loading, *Payload, *Infrared detection, Operational effectiveness, Launching, Manpower, Vehicle equipment, Requirements, Vulnerability, Missions, Cost effectiveness, Television tracking, Tactical warfare, Area coverage, Forward looking infrared systems, Target drones

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE