Accession Number : ADA320906

Title :   Subsystem Integration for Tactical Missiles (SITM) and Design and Operation of Unmanned Air Vehicles (DOUAV) (L'Integration des sous-systemes dans les missiles tactiques et la conception et l'exploitation des vehicules sans pilote).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA320906

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 345

Abstract : Both Tactical Missiles and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) are important defense capabilities for NATO nations, and they will become more important in the future. The 21st century will be a turning point for tactical missiles and UAVs with regard to their affordability. Tactical missile suppliers are moving now toward efficiency which will greatly reduce the per unit costs. With dramatic improvements foreseen in multispectral sensors and secure, wideband data links, UAVs will come into their own as reconnaissance assets able to provide high quality, real time target imagery. The objective of these two meetings was to capture the current situation in these rapidly changing technical arenas. These Specialists' Meetings met their objective. Different parts of this Conference Proceedings should be valuable to anyone currently: (1) considering the procurement and tactical application of UAVs and Tactical Missiles; (2) designing or developing UAVs and Tactical Missiles; and, (3) doing basic research in UAV. In the field of subsystem integration for tactical missiles, papers focused on successful examples of integrating advanced sensors, guidance control systems, and navigation systems. An additional session focused on methods for testing missiles, including lessons learned from Norway's testing of the Penguin Mk2. The meeting on UAVs focused on design issues, payloads and their associated technologies, and operational issues. Specific systems described included: the French Self Contained Early Warning System against antiship missiles; the Phoenix; Boeing's heliwing; the Crecelle, and the US Navy's Tilt Rotor UAV demonstrator.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *UNMANNED, *TACTICAL WEAPONS, *STRIKE WARFARE, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, *STANDOFF MISSILES, NATO, SYMPOSIA, CONTROL SYSTEMS, LESSONS LEARNED, DETECTORS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, REAL TIME, NAVY, TARGETS, COSTS, INTEGRATION, NAVIGATION, ANTISHIP MISSILES, IMAGES, BROADBAND, FRENCH LANGUAGE, PROCUREMENT, ROTORS, DATA LINKS, TACTICAL WARFARE, RECONNAISSANCE, TILT, MULTISPECTRAL.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

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