Accession Number:

ADA272764

Title:

A Concept of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Amphibious Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis was to perform a conceptual study of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs in amphibious operations. It focused on the command relations, tasking and critical problems in UAV amphibious operations. This thesis investigated the question of whether using UAVs at sea is a feasible complement to current amphibious operational doctrine and, if so, then what expense is incurred to assets on which it is embarked and assigned to the Amphibious Ready Group. This thesis concluded that UAVs were a feasible complement to current amphibious doctrine, but several critical issues to include EMI, video distribution and air space management, had to be investigated further. Additionally, topics for future research were detailed in chapter VII. Unmanned aerial vehicles, Amphibious operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE