Accession Number : ADA321291

Title :   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Master Plan, 1992.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA321291

Report Date : 15 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can make significant contributions to the warfighting capability of operational forces. They greatly improve the quality and timeliness of battlefield information while reducing the risk of capture or loss of troops, thus allowing more rapid and better informed decision making by battlefield commanders. They are cost effective and versatile systems. While reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) are the premier missions of UAVs, they can also provide substantial capabilities in electronic warfare (EW), electronic support measures (ESM), command and control and special operations mission areas. UAVs are a particularly valuable adjunct to the Services' aviation communities. They can readily perform a multitude of inherently hazardous missions: those in contaminated environments, those with extremely long flight times, and those with unacceptable political risks for manned aircraft. Allotting these dirty, dull and dangerous missions to UAVs increases the survivability of manned aircraft and frees pilots to do missions that require the flexibility of the manned system.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *DRONE CONTROL AIRCRAFT, AVIONICS, FLIGHT TESTING, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INTEROPERABILITY, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, ROTARY COMBUSTION ENGINES, REMOTE CONTROL, INFRARED SURVEILLANCE, SURVEILLANCE DRONES.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE