Accession Number : AD1022933

Title :   RQ-2 Pioneer: The Flawed System that Redefined US Unmanned Aviation

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College Mawell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Major,Richard

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : One of the greatest challenges military commanders face in the planning and execution of warfare is minimizing the fog of war. That gray area in which there is a knowledge gap of what the adversary is going to do at a given time or place, or how ones own forces will react to a given scenario during a campaign. The great military strategist Carl Von Clausewitz, in his work On War, described this phenomenon as an uncertainty that is present in three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based, and as such results in war being a realm of chances.

Descriptors :   unmanned aerial vehicles , warfare , lessons learned , remotely piloted vehicles , intelligence collection

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE