The Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV), Investigating Potential Dichotomies Between Doctrine and Practice
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The goal of this MBA Project is to investigate potential dichotomies between doctrine and practice in the employment of the Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SUAV. The Armys current Small UAV requirements are based upon the Future Combat Systems Operations Requirements Document and has not been validated at the platoon or company level. The Raven SUAV is a Commercial off the Shelf COTS item that swiftly became the Armys Small UAV of choice for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Doctrine and Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures TTP have been written for the Raven SUAV however, it is not standard practice for all units operating the system abroad. The last review of the SUAV operational requirements was conducted in 2003 and left a gap by not specifically addressing its usage on the battlefield. In an attempt to fill that gap this project will focus on real-world usage of the Raven SUAV system and compare doctrine versus practice using the Department of Defenses DOD Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities DOTML-PF model as the primary logic construct.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics