Accession Number : ADA293880

Title :   Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Cameron, Keith

PDF Url : ADA293880

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This document reviews the individual technologies that may be applicable to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In addition an overview of UAV systems as a new technology and their integration into the existing ADF structure is considered. Despite there having been considerable interest in UAVs for at least twenty years they have not as yet become a significant factor in operations, outside Israel and possibly the Gulf war. The number of operational systems is limited as is the specific technology base of UAVs. This may be due to the need for a significant market before industry will make the investment needed and to the users not being able to acquire suitable systems. Therefore it is likely that slow progress will be made until a critical mass is achieved when industry will make the needed investment to produce the range of UAVs required by the users. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, REQUIREMENTS, LAND WARFARE, PAYLOAD, MARKET RESEARCH, VULNERABILITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, UNMANNED, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, AUSTRALIA, FLIGHT PATHS, DATA LINKS.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE