Air Force Organizational Adoption of Remotely Piloted Vehicles
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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The DODs Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV Roadmap outlines the timeline for a potential Revolution in Military Affairs RMA where the Air Force and the other military services will shift from a reliance on manned aircraft in combat to remotely piloted vehicles RPVs. Considering the far reaching influence that manned flight has had on the battlefield, shifting from manned to remotely piloted vehicles is expected to have significant ramifications within the Air Force, potentially influencing the organizations structure, skill requirements, and culture. This research attempts to determine the complex organizational issues associated with the adoption of RPVs by studying past RMAs and related transformations in the civilian sector. The end result is a framework for success that can be utilized to achieve success in this or any transformation effort.
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