Accession Number : ADA460419
Title : Terrorist Use of Improvised or Commercially Available Precision-Guided UAVs at Stand-Off Ranges: An Approach for Formulating Mitigation Considerations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Mandelbaum, Jay ; Ralston, James ; Gutmanis, Ivars ; Hull, Andrew ; Martin, Christopher
Report Date : Oct 2005
Pagination or Media Count : 54
Abstract : After providing some supporting evidence for terrorist use of UAVs, the report suggests an approach for analyzing terrorist options. While a wide range of scenarios using improvised or commercially available precision-guided UAVs at stand-off ranges are possible, this research demonstrated that many of the more interesting ones can be analyzed through their effectiveness in achieving terrorist objectives. Attributes associated with effectiveness were determined and then used to identify warning indicators that in turn implied preliminary preparedness and mitigation considerations.
Descriptors : *TERRORISTS , *AIRCRAFT , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , STANDOFF , IMPROVISED WEAPONS , PRECISION , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT
Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE