Unmanned Weapons Systems: The Future of MAGTF Operations
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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Throughout history, weapons technology has shaped the conduct and outcome of warfare. Advancements in military technology and the techniques which accompany them have given combat forces possessing superior weapons a marked advantage over their opponents in battle. The 20th century has seen the emergence of semi-conductors, computers, robotics, and the information systems to connect and control these technologies. This technological boom has enabled information to be collected, transmitted, and received instantaneously anywhere on Earth. Military commanders seeking an advantage have leveraged these innovations to collect, communicate, and share information which supports military operations. Some innovations were adapted to perform reconnaissance and surveillance RS missions for the military, such as remote ground sensors, and unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs. Further refinements have made these systems more capable and increasingly automated.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics