ABSTRACT

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Roadmap 2000-2025   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This document presents the Department of Defense's (DoD) roadmap for developing and employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next 25 years (2000 to 2025). It describes the missions identified by theater warfighters to which UAVs could be applied, and couples them to emerging capabilities to conduct these missions. A series of Moore's Law-style trends are developed to forecast technological growth over this period in the key areas of propulsion, sensor, data link, and information processing capabilities. The result is a roadmap of capabilityenhancing opportunities plotted against the life spans of current and projected UAVs. It is a map of opportunities, not point designs - a descriptive, not a prescriptive, future for UAVs."

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Date:
2001-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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