The Next Age in Aviation

Wilson, John
July 2009
Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p3
The article offers an overview of the types and performance characteristics of unmanned-aircraft systems (UASs) in the U.S. The Marine Corps categorizes its UAS arsenal in tiers which include the hand-launched Joint Raven B UAS, the Scan Eagle for continuous missions of 15-plus hours, and Shadow with target-acquisition capability. Meanwhile, the Navy features the Fire Scout, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV), a littoral-combat ship.


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