Friday, August 7, 2009

US Air Force Flight Plan for Unmanned Systems 2009-2047

The unclassified sections of the United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009-2047 are now available online.

The plan assumes that:
The range, reach, and lethality of 2047 combat operations will necessitate an unmanned system-of-systems to mitigate risk to mission and force, and provide perceive-act line execution. (p. 14)

Increasing autonomy is embraced in the vision outlined.
That harnesses increasingly automated, modular and sustainable systems that retain our ability to employ UASs through their full envelope of performance resulting in a leaner, more adaptable, tailorable, and scalable force that maximizes combat capabilities to theJoint Force. ( p. 15)

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