2012 Review of Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Issues – Current and future plans for DOD drones for surveillance and Combat Policy Options
This unique ebook presents two up-to-date US government reports on the current status and future plans for the Department of Defense unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned systems, fluent converted for accurate text ebook format reproduction. The first American Unmanned Aerial Systems by the Congressional Research Service, gives a wonderful overview of the UAV / UAS situation. In the second report of the compilation’s policy options for Unmanned Aircraft Systems by the Congressional Budget Office
The contents include :
Why does the military because UAS? * What Do Missions UAS perform moment? * Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance * Strike * What Other Missions Might Take UAS in the future? * * Resupply Combat Search and Rescue * Refuelling * Air Combat * Why are there so many different UAS? * Does the Ministry of Defence have an integrated policy UAS Development? * UAS Management Issues * Cost Management Issues * Organizational management issues *
UAS and Investment Priorities * Interoperability * Reliability / Safety * Force Multiplication / Autonomy * Engine Systems * Doubling Capability * GK Missions * Airspace * recruitment and retention * industrial base considerations * Congressional Funding Considerations * * * Trade-Offs measures of effectiveness * Pace of effort * management * Operators * R & amp; D priorities * Development Facilities * Other issues * In Summation * Current Major DOD UAS Programs * MQ-1 Predator * MQ-1C Grey Eagle * MQ-9 Reaper * RQ-4 Global Hawk * BAMS * MQ-8B Fire Scout * RQ 170 Sentinel * Other Current UAS Programs * RQ-5A Hunter / MQ-5B Hunter II * RQ-7 Shadow * “Small UAVs” * RQ-14 dragon Eye * FQM-151 Pointer * RQ-11 Raven * ScanEagle * small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS) * Future UAS * Unmanned Carrier launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) * X-47B * Phantom Ray * Avenger / Sea Avenger *
High Altitude Long Endurance Systems * Phantom Eye * Orion * Global Observer * balloon * existing Unmanned Aircraft systems and Future Missions existing systems * Future * assessing policy options * options for the Air Force options for the army * Missions Performed by Unmanned Aircraft systems and the reasons for their use * Glossary
Unmanned systems consist been a rapidly growing part of the military budget, and long-term interest of Congress. At times, Congress has encouraged the development of such systems;
In other cases, it tried to curb and better organization of the Ministry of Defence’s efforts. Unmanned aircraft are normally unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and in combination with ground control stations and data links, form UAS, or unmanned systems. The use of UAS in conflicts such as Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and humanitarian relief operations, such as Haiti, revealed the advantages and disadvantages offered by unmanned aircraft.
Long experimental be considered in military operations UAS now making national heads when they are used in a way that is normally reserved for manned aircraft. Conventional wisdom that UAS offer two significant advantages over manned aircraft: they are considered cost-effective, and they minimize the risk for a pilot. For these reasons and others, DOD’s UAV inventory increased more than 40-fold from 2002 to 2010. The range UAVs the size of an insect with those of a commercial airliner.
DOD currently owns five UAVs in large numbers: the Air Force Predator, Reaper, and Global Hawk and the Hunter Army and the Shadow. Other major UAV developmental efforts are the Air Force RQ-170 Sentinel, the Navy Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) MQ-8 Fire Scout and wide area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV, and the Marine Corps’ Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System.