Medusa's Mirror: Stepping Forward to Look Back "Future UAV Design Implications from the 21st Century Battlefield"
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This paper intends to explore the differences between a general purpose and a functional design approach, and will attempt to answer the question of which of these approaches will best serve the needs of the services on the twenty-first century battlefield. Currently, UAVs are seen in the Army as generic intelligence gathering devices which can be tailored to the mission at hand. Fielding a general purpose UAV retains a certain amount of flexibility in the way that we have initially integrated the UAV concept Another possible alternative is to build functionally specific UAV designs, each for a different purpose.
- Military Intelligence
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics