Accession Number:

ADA207153

Title:

Rail Transportability Test of the Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL EVALUATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS conducted a transportability test of the Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV System at the request of the U.S. Army Missile Command MICOM and to satisfy requirements of the Military Traffic Management Command MTMC Transportation Engineering Agency TEA and USADACS. The transportability test consisted of a rail impact test in which the maintenance shelter, the ground control station, the air vehicle handler, the launch assembly, the remote ground terminal and the recovery assembly of the RPV System were each blocked, braced, and tied down on a railroad flatcar. After each unit of the RPV System was rail impacted, the unit was operationally tested within the RPV System. The method of blocking, bracing, and tieing down each item was approved for rail transport. The shock loads resulting from the rail impacts were not detrimental to the operation of the equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE