The Army's "Organic" Unmanned Aircraft Systems: An Unhealthy Choice for the Joint Operational Environment
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST
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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.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Pilotless Aircraft