TITLE

Unmanned and Unafraid

AUTHOR(S)
Polmar, Norman
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2003, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) hold the promise of dramatically changing the nature of naval warfare in the coming decades. Significantly, the U.S. Navy has been a leader in the UAV field, operating the drone antisubmarine helicopter from its warships in the 1960s. The Navy is seeking to identify the next generation of UAVs to support naval operations. The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations has developed a 'road map' for future development, and these UAVs will be key components of the Navy's vision of ForceNet network and for specific combat roles. Unfortunately, the Navy lagged in developing such a plan and has delayed pursuing a successor to the important RQ-2 Pioneer Tactical T-UAV.
ACCESSION #
10811540

 

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