Accession Number : AD1030852

Title :   Analysis of Unmanned Systems in Military Logistics

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Naval Postgraduate School United States

Personal Author(s) : Ergene,Yigit

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the current and potential applications of unmanned systems in military logistics. In seeking to evaluate uses of unmanned systems, initially, we aimed to define current and proposed unmanned applications in civilian-sector logistics and current military logistics challenges. Then, justifying uses of unmanned systems in the commercial sector and military, we analyzed the potential advantages and risks of these systems by using archival analysis and case studies. Finally, we addressed recommendations on the current and future uses of unmanned systems in military logistics. Unmanned technology is an area open to development. There has been extensive use of unmanned vehicles in military operations such as reconnaissance, surveillance, and armed attacks. Changing economic conditions and advances in technology indicate that there may also be opportunities to employ unmanned systems to support logistic operations.

Descriptors :   unmanned aerial vehicles , unmanned underwater vehicles , military applications , logistics , unconventional warfare , military operations , unmanned ground vehicles , unmanned surface vehicles , autonomous vehicles , cost reductions , robotics

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE