A Future Vision for Remotely Piloted Aircraft: Leveraging Interoperability and Networked Operations
AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE AGENCY LACKLAND AFB TX
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VISION Collaboratively develop and coordinate strategic ST visions and plans to support the future Air Force ISR Enterprise and its integration with partners and customers. Key ISR Platform Challenges Growing demand for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR information and for a diverse portfolio of fielded platforms Increasing complexity in sensors, communications, and processing New phenomenologies, analysis methods, and visualization Development of open standards and distributed processing capabilities Fiscal constraints will drive an increased emphasis on improvingrecapitalizing legacy systems vs. developing new capabilities Highly contested environments like the Asia-Pacific region are a shift in focus from permissive counterinsurgency environments and Rapidly fielded advances have not yet been normalized. Keys to Achieving this VISION Integrated manned and unmanned systems -- Future threats will necessitate an integrated force structure of manned and unmanned systems to mitigate risk Flexible Autonomy -- Research in autonomous behaviors and human supervisory control promise enormous efficiencies as well capability increases through teaming and multi-vehicle operations Open Architecture and Standards -- Enables modularity and interoperability, resulting in increased operational effect, adaptability, sustainability, extensibility, and potential cost reductions and Secure, robust, agile, redundant C2 and information distribution will be essential for mission success in all environments and domains.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Computer Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems