Accession Number : ADA460419


Title :   Terrorist Use of Improvised or Commercially Available Precision-Guided UAVs at Stand-Off Ranges: An Approach for Formulating Mitigation Considerations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Mandelbaum, Jay ; Ralston, James ; Gutmanis, Ivars ; Hull, Andrew ; Martin, Christopher


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA460419


Report Date : OCT 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : After providing some supporting evidence for terrorist use of UAVs, the report suggests an approach for analyzing terrorist options. While a wide range of scenarios using improvised or commercially available precision-guided UAVs at stand-off ranges are possible, this research demonstrated that many of the more interesting ones can be analyzed through their effectiveness in achieving terrorist objectives. Attributes associated with effectiveness were determined and then used to identify warning indicators that in turn implied preliminary preparedness and mitigation considerations.


Descriptors :   *TERRORISTS , *AIRCRAFT , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , STANDOFF , IMPROVISED WEAPONS , PRECISION , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : PILOTLESS AIRCRAFT
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE