1998 Army After Next Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Studies
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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There has been growing recognition within the senior leadership of the Army that UAVs are an emerging technology which may play a critical role in the Army After Next. The CSA directed Army After Next AAN effort to frame issues vital to the development of the U.S. Army after about 2025 and to provide those issues to senior Army leadership in a format suitable to integration into TRADOC Combat Development programs. The Army After Next Directorate and the Director of TRAC Leavenworth initially requested USMA to analyze a proposed notional UAV force structure and provide recommendations and alternatives. To date, USMA has been involved with the Tactical Wargames, conferences, In Progress Reviews, has conducted some initial modeling which has resulted in a UAV requirements analysis focused on the Battle Element, and has presented a final briefing to the Directors of the AAN, TRAC Leavenworth, and the Battle Lab Integration Technology and Concepts Directorates. Some potential key insights concerning the contribution of future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs systems have been brought to light.
- Pilotless Aircraft