Accession Number : ADA505168


Title :   United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009-2047


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a505168.pdf


Report Date : 18 May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the effects they provide have emerged as one of the most in demand capabilities the USAF provides the Joint Force. The attributes of persistence, endurance, efficiency, and connectivity are proven force multipliers across the spectrum of global Joint military operations. This document presents a USAF Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009 to 2047. it is an actionable plan, characterized by Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) recommendations, balancing lessons learned with future requirements. The vision is the USAF postured to harness increasingly automated, modular, globally connected, and sustainable multi-mission unmanned systems resulting in a leaner, more adaptable and efficient air force that maximizes our contribution to the Joint Force. The USAF UAS Flight Plan describes a family of unmanned aircraft consisting of small man-portable vehicles, including micro and nano-sized vehicles, medium fighter sized vehicles, large tanker sized vehicles, and special vehicles with unique capabilities, all including autonomous-capable operations. The concept is to build a common set of airframes within a family of systems with interoperable, modular plug and play payloads, with standard interfaces, that can be tailored to fit one or more USAF Core Functions in support of the Joint Force's priorities. The methodology behind this Flight Plan was to integrate present and anticipated future requirements from across the Combatant Commands, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the other Services. The USAF Core Functions were used to define desired unmanned aircraft capabilities and effects. Recommendations for synchronized and sequenced DOTMLPF-P solutions are provided to help ensure that UASs continue to be the Joint Force multipliers and enhancers they are today while carefully bounding risk.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , MATERIEL , POLICIES , LEADERSHIP , INTERFACES , EFFICIENCY , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , FLIGHT , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , UNMANNED , JET FIGHTERS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , VEHICLES , MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT , MULTIMISSION , DOCTRINE , FUNCTIONS , AIR FORCE


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE