Accession Number:

ADA595986

Title:

The Army's "Organic" Unmanned Aircraft Systems: An Unhealthy Choice for the Joint Operational Environment

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The rapid increase in demand for long-duration intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets, coupled with the Air Force s inability to meet that demand, has caused the Army to initiate procurement of its own extended-range, multipurpose, armed, organic unmanned aircraft systems UAS that will operate independently from the joint force air component commander s centralized control or tasking authority. The author discusses the Army s decision to parcel out these assets to division commanders and questions whether organic Army UASs provide the joint force commander the best solution for achieving US military objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE