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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1022933.pdf


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