2011 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Encyclopedia: UAVs, drones, remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), Weapons and Surveillance – Roadmap, Flightplan, reliability Study, Systems News and Notes
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as UAVs, drones or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), are now an essential part of the military and internal security operations, plays an increasingly important role in the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the protection of US borders from terrorist threats. This comprehensive 500-page report provides detailed information on UAS aircraft and weapons systems, announces with reproductions of the three high impact Pentagon, along with a comprehensive news and notes section, all in one convenient ebook. There is coverage of the systems used by the army, navy, air force, navy, Homeland Security, Coast Guard, NOAA, NASA, and Customs and Border Patrol
Reports in this exceptional collection: 2009- 2034. Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap including UGV Ground Vehicles, UMS Maritime Systems, Drones, technologies, current and future programs * 2009-2047 US Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and UAV Flight Plan * 21st Century Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Reliability Study – predator, Pioneer, Hunter UAS – Power, Propulsion, Flight control, Communications, Human Factors
Integrated Roadmap. Contents include:
Unmanned systems Applied to Joint Capability Areas (JCAs) * Battlespace Awareness * CRM application * Protection * Logistics * Building Partnerships * Force Support * Command and Control (C2) * Net Centric * Unmanned Systems Performance Envelope * Performance between domains * Air Domain * Ground Domain * maritime Domain * UAS * A160 Hummingbird * Aero Probe * Aqua / Terra Puma * Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle (BATMAV) – WASP III * Broad Area maritime surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) * Buster * XM-156 class I * Combat Medic Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Resupply and Evacuation * FINDER * Global Observer * Improved Gnat Extended Range (I-Mug-ER) “Warrior Alpha” / Extended Range / Multipurpose (ER / MP) Block 0 * Maverick * MQ-1 Predator * MQ-1C Extended Range / Multi-purpose (ER / MP)
* MQ-5B Hunter * MQ-8 Fire Scout * MQ-9 Reaper (formerly Predator B) * Onyx autonomous Guided Parafoil System * RQ-11 Pathfinder Raven * RQ-14 Dragon Eye / Swift * RQ-15 Neptune * Gasoline micro Air Vehicle (gMAV) * RQ-4 Global Hawk * RQ-4 Global Hawk Maritime demonstration (GHMD) * RQ-7 Shadow 200 * Scan Eagle * Silver Fox * Small Tactical UAS (STUAS) / Tier II UAS * Tactical Mini Unmanned Air Vehicle (TACMAV) * Unmanned Combat Aircraft System – Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) * Wasp * XM 157 class IV UAS * XPV- 1 Tern * XPV-2 Mako * Unmanned Airship Systems * Advanced Airship Flying Laboratory (cofiplaiflts) * Hybrid Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (HUAV) Persistent Increased Reconnaissance * Surveillance Intelligence Unmanned System (Persius) * Joint Land Attack Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) * Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) * Fast Elevated Aerostat Platform (REAP) * Taped Aerostat Radar System (TARS) * Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Airspace Integration
Air Force Flight Plan:
The 2009-2047 US Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and UAV flight Plan has information about the current program and the action plan, the platforms (nano, micro, man-portable air launched Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Raven, Wasp), evolution capabilities, manpower and pilot training issues, and much more.
Reliability is the core of achieving routine airspace access, reduce cost, and improve mission effectiveness for UAVs. Although the fleet has taken 17 years to reach 100,000 flight hour milestone, this study is the first comprehensive attempt to formally address the reliability issue for the military means used increasingly. The presented results are based primarily on actual flight operations data and supplemented with in-house reliability assessments performed by individual UAVs and contractors.
This is a private-authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.