Advanced Standoff Interdiction Weapon and Sensor System. Volume 1
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The ARPA NITE GAZELLE Advanced Standoff Interdiction Weapon and Sensor Systems were tested at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, between 10 February 1970 and 2 February 1972. Over three hundred flights of the remotely piloted NITE GAZELLE helicopter were conducted in the reconnaissancestrike configuration to determine the feasibility of the NITE GAZELLE concept. In Nellis testing, the NITE GAZELLE helicopter was remotely piloted to a specified target area, a specific target was acquired and identified on a television monitor and the weapon or sensor system was operated according to a predetermined test scenario. The operational range of the helicopter was extended to beyond ground line of sight using the Grand View Relay System. The Egyptian Goose long range radar system was used to detect targets and vector the helicopter to the general target area. The Egyptian Goose was also used directly by the pilot for control against ground truth reference maps.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics