Accession Number : ADA522247


Title :   FY2009-2034 Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522247.pdf


Report Date : 20 Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 211


Abstract : In today's military, unmanned systems are highly desired by combatant commanders (COCOMs) for their versatility and persistence. By performing tasks such as surveillance; signals intelligence (SIGINT); precision target designation; mine detection; and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance, unmanned systems have made key contributions to the Global War on Terror (GWOT). As of October 2008, coalition unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) (exclusive of hand-launched systems) have flown almost 500,000 flight hours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have conducted over 30,000 missions, detecting and/or neutralizing over 15,000 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and unmanned maritime systems (UMSs) have provided security to ports. In response to the Warfighter demand, the Department has continued to invest aggressively in developing unmanned systems and technologies. That investment has seen unmanned systems transformed from being primarily remote-operated, single-mission platforms into increasingly autonomous, multi-mission systems. The fielding of increasingly sophisticated reconnaissance, targeting, and weapons delivery technology has not only allowed unmanned systems to participate in shortening the sensor to shooter kill chain, but it has also allowed them to complete the chain by delivering precision weapons on target. This edition of the Unmanned Systems Roadmap attempts to translate the benefit of these systems and technologies into the resultant combat capability by mapping specific unmanned systems to their contributions to Joint Capability Areas (JCAs) such as Battlespace Awareness, Force Application, Force Support, and Logistics.


Descriptors :   *GROUND VEHICLES , *DRONE CONTROL AIRCRAFT , *UNMANNED , *GROUND BASED , SURVEILLANCE DRONES , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Military Intelligence
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE