Accession Number:

ADA514238

Title:

The Integration of the Naval Unmanned Combat Aerial System (N-UCAS) into the Future Naval Air Wing

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This MBA Project investigates the use of unmanned vehicles, specifically the Navy-Unmanned Combat Air System N-UCAS, which can be employed and deployed in novel ways to gain access in the access denied surface domain due to the proliferation of anti-ship ballistic missiles. The capabilities of N-UCAS, coupled with a new employmentdeployment model, have the potential to allow the Navy to maintain the forecasted capacity of the future power projection fleet while reducing the number of carriers. The savings from the reduction in the carrier fleet could allow smaller crafts, such as the Joint High Speed Vessel HSV and the Littoral Combat Ship LCS, to be procured in larger numbers to aid in the shortfalls that the current Naval Force has in Maritime Security and Cooperative Engagement MSCE capacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE