The Issues of Developing UAVs at the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Those of Certification Problems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECHNOLOGY WARSAW (POLAND)
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One of the lines of research conducted at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Warsaw, Poland, is research into possible applications of the unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs. The Institutes team has developed a whole family of UAVs to give training to the air defence troops. They are successfully used on military ranges. The Institute takes up efforts to find applications which under conditions typical of Poland can effectively satisfy needs of the Polish Armed Forces. The surveillance - and reconnaissance - dedicated issues prove to be of great significance in both war- and peacetime to provide e.g. the groundbased artillery with training. Another question is that of applying UAVs of different classes to meet the needs of civilian services, e.g. to patrol fire-affected areas, forests, state borders, etc. The paper has been intended to deliver an overview of primary tasks of the UAVs, similar to those conducted world-wide, but with emphasis put on conditions typical of Poland, under which different Services and civilian organisations are expected to act. It also touches issues encountered by AFIT UAV RD team while introducing new kinds of UAVs into service.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Military Forces and Organizations