Accession Number : ADA514238


Title :   The Integration of the Naval Unmanned Combat Aerial System (N-UCAS) into the Future Naval Air Wing


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : McGuire, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514238.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : This MBA Project investigates the use of unmanned vehicles, specifically the Navy-Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS), which can be employed and deployed in novel ways to gain access in the access denied surface domain due to the proliferation of anti-ship ballistic missiles. The capabilities of N-UCAS, coupled with a new employment/deployment model, have the potential to allow the Navy to maintain the forecasted capacity of the future power projection fleet while reducing the number of carriers. The savings from the reduction in the carrier fleet could allow smaller crafts, such as the Joint High Speed Vessel (HSV) and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to be procured in larger numbers to aid in the shortfalls that the current Naval Force has in Maritime Security and Cooperative Engagement (MSCE) capacity.


Descriptors :   *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , *WING LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , *NAVAL AIRCRAFT , *COST ESTIMATES , *UNMANNED , AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , FLEETS(SHIPS) , POWER , VEHICLES , NUMBERS , LITTORAL ZONES , UTILIZATION , OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , ANTISHIP MISSILES , SURFACES , THESES , SECURITY , NAVY , MODELS , GUIDED MISSILES , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE