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USA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap, 2005-2030

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GoldenEye The U.S. Defense Department’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Planning Task Force’s “Unmanned Systems Roadmap 2005-2030” offers a 213-page window into a major aspect of the U.S. military’s evolution, and has received a great deal of coverage lately. Rather than trying to tie everything together in one summary post, we’ve decided to offer you a set of links we’re finding useful as we attempt to put the pieces together: * Office of the Secretary of Defense – OSD UAS Planning Task Force. The report is available for download on the site. * Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Good fast overview of many current programs and trends, and some future ones as well. * National Defense Magazine (April/05) – Unmanned Aircraft ‘Roadmap’ Reflects Changing Priorities * Dow Jones (Aug 5/05) – US DoD Study: Unmanned Aircraft Need Better Data Links * (Aug 12/05) – Special Forces Drones. Including the BATCAM. Which may help select targets for BAT bombs. No word on any other special BAT accessories for special forces issue… though they are known to use a BATMAN system as well * (Aug 15/05) – Unmanned Future Plotted. Noah writes: “…there is […]

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