Accession Number:

ADA499400

Title:

Unmanned Aerial Systems: The Future of Marine Fixed Wing Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

As the most advanced military in the world, the United States has maintained a reputation for combining advanced technology with sound tactics. At the forefront of todays technological advances is the development of unmanned aerial systems UAS. Enhancements in UASs have transformed the current battle space with innovate tactics, techniques, and procedures. These developments are now providing combatant commanders support capabilities such as persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and timely and accurate direct and indirect fires, consequently eliminating the inherent risks of launching manned aircraft into harms way. Because of the survivability, reduced costs, and constantly improving capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems, the Marine Corps should begin transitioning from manned fighter attack aircraft to all unmanned aerial systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE