RQ-1 Predator, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Test Support Plan
AIR WARFARE CENTER NELLIS AFB NV
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This document provides the information necessary to support lead-in sorties for the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center AFOTEC, Operational Test and Evaluation OTE for the medium altitude endurance unmanned air vehicle MAE UAV Predator on 16-18 October 2000. The lead-in missions are divided into three parts, CSAR, strike support and artillery spotter. They will require two predator sorties and eight A-10F-16 sorties, flown on two consecutive days. Mission Objectives From AFOTEC OTE Test Plan TP -00-001 dated June 2000 1 To determine whether Predator can function as an airborne forward air controller FAC and talk the fighter onto a target and then give corrections on the bomb drops. 2 To determine whether Predator can locate and monitor a downed aircrew member during combat search and rescue CSAR and what level of cueing is required to accomplish this task. 3 To determine whether Predator can operate as an artillery observer by talking mortar rounds onto a target.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Escape, Rescue and Survival