Accession Number:

AD1147288

Title:

Enhanced Utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Contested and Denied Environments

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Study/Analysis]

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-07-08

Pagination or Media Count:

2

Abstract:

Air Force use of unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR and strike missions over the past decade have primarily been limited to permissive environments however, future operations may require the employment of UAVs in contested or denied environments in which highly capable integrated air defenses challenge survivability and utility of typical UAVs. While signature reduction is one potential means for achieving increased survivability, there are other approaches that could offer various levels of enhanced utility, either by increasing survivability or by other means. Examples include onboard and offboard electronic protection, disaggregating UAV functions across multiple platforms, or deploying UAVs in numbers that substantially complicate an adversarys defensive capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]