Accession Number : ADA424861


Title :   Expendable Remotely Piloted Vehicles for Strategic Offensive Airpower Roles


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Larm, Dennis


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA424861


Report Date : JUN 1996


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : The future holds an accelerating ascent of changes, technological advancements, and potential threats never before imagined just a decade ago. Many lessons of the past may no longer apply to the vastly different conditions of the future. However, past experiences provide the foundation from which we can undertake rational leaps of visionary faith. Hopefully, these attempts will land on firm ground to reveal accessible approaches to meet future challenges. Military visionaries must have open minds to explore new ways of applying the military instrument of power. The United States can no longer simply adapt to the changing environment with belated upgrades to existing military systems and strategies. in order to remain the world's greatest superpower, America's leaders must be openly aggressive in the pursuit for operational and organizational innovations. This study analyzes the concept of using expendable remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) for strategic offensive airpower.


Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *AIR POWER , *EXPENDABLE , MILITARY STRATEGY , UNITED STATES , LEADERSHIP , THREATS , THESES , MISSIONS , UNMANNED , INSTRUMENTATION , DRONES.


Subject Categories : PILOTLESS AIRCRAFT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE