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Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap 2017-2042

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Technical Report

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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Washington United States

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The Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD and the Armed Services have made extensive efforts to incorporate unmanned systems into their existing organization structures,showing the integral importance that unmanned systems considerations represent. There is stillroom for improved collaboration throughout the Department of Defense DoD. Standardizing the ongoing efforts, cooperating whenever possible, and consolidating the foundational policies and technologies will enable the seamless teamwork that highlights future defense operationswhether the teams are manned, unmanned, or combined. The progress in unmanned systems technologies has highlighted the need to transition the focus from specific domains to become domain agnostic. Advances in any domain are beneficial across all domains. Future operations will rely heavily upon multi-domain capabilities that must interface and integrate seamlessly into a Joint Force structure. DoD, industry, and academia have advanced technologies, strategies, and standards that challenge the evolution of unmanned systems and their integration into the DoD mission.

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  • Pilotless Aircraft

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