Accession Number:

AD1120322

Title:

Safe Ride Standards for Casualty Evacuation Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Normes de transport sans danger pour l'evacuation des blesses par vehicules aeriens sans pilote)

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Study/Analysis]

Corporate Author:

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Report Date:

2012-12-03

Pagination or Media Count:

154

Abstract:

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs has dramatically increased in recent years, and they are now being developed and used for many purposes beyond the ISTAR Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance functions for which they are most well-known. Since studies are now underway in the use of these vehicles for logistics purposes, the question has arisen as to whether they could be used for Casualty Evacuation CASEVAC. The HFM-184Task Group has carefully considered operational, clinical, ethical, and legal aspects of this question, and has determined that the use of UAVs for casualty evacuation can be justified and may be potentially beneficial for the casualty under carefully-defined circumstances. The RTG, initially skeptical, now considers that UAVs in the casualty evacuation role are a potentially viable modality, the development of which should be encouraged.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]