Opportunities Exist to Achieve Greater Commonality and Efficiencies among Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Sullivan, Michael J.
July 2009
GAO Reports;7/30/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), to analyze the progress and efficiency of selected unmanned aircraft acquisition programs run by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The study shows that the key factors which inhibit commonality include service-driven acquisition processes such as payloads and ground control stations. It recommends that DOD should develop a new strategy to identify commonality among its unmanned aircraft programs.


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