Accession Number : ADA289068

Title :   Collection Tasking of the Corps Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Short Range (UAV-SR).

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Massinon, Anton E.

PDF Url : ADA289068

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : Fielding of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Short Range (UAV-SR) will provide the corps commander a unique collection resource capable of conducting reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) missions, however, U.S. Army doctrine for tasking and employing UAVs is non-existent. The issue of collection tasking for this uniquely flexible RSTA system is examined in this monograph. The monograph begins with a description of the UAV-SR system including the organization of the corps aerial reconnaissance company and the system's capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities. Next, the monograph surveys the definitions, principles, and relationships between each of the three missions the UAV-SR system is capable of reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. This is followed by an examination of the corps battlefield intelligence operating system including the relationship between Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), the tactical decisionmaking process, the targeting process, the collection management process, and the resultant products: priority intelligence requirements (PIR), intelligence synchronization matnx, high payoff target list, and the collection plan. Historical use of UAVs in Vietnam, Lebanon, Honduras, and Southwest Asia completes the presentation of research data. Analysis of this data concludes that the existing doctrinal collection management process is sufficient for tasking the UAV-SR and the most effective will result when commanders, G2s, and collection managers recognize the UAV-SR as a reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition resource.

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VECHICLES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, LEBANON, REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INTELLIGENCE, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, PREPARATION, TARGET ACQUISITION, SURVEYS, MISSIONS, DOCUMENTS, HISTORY, RESOURCES, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), MILITARY COMMANDERS, SURVEILLANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, COLLECTION, COLLECTING METHODS, ASIA, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE