Accession Number:

ADA570367

Title:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Performing the Air Refueling Mission

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to examine future policy options for developing Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPA as tankers to perform the air-refueling AR mission against RPA receivers. It utilizes a Delphi methodology to obtain input from a panel of experts and senior military leaders. A three-round Delphi targeted a panel of five experts to brainstorm ideas, rate these ideas, and finally determine consensus. A separate stand-alone round targeted six senior leaders SLs. The questioning in this round was identical to the expert panels second round and was intended to draw in SLs while minimizing their time requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Transport Aircraft
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE