ArticlesUAVs use a number of navigation systems to fly a path to an assigned area. The generated coordinates are also used to geo-locate the UAV position and its imagery, making it a very important part of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Would the military really benefit from the procurement of an unmanned aircraft system specifically designed for delivering supplies to troops in remote and dangerous locations? More than a decade of continuous combat on noncontiguous battlefields has revealed shortcomings and inefficiencies in the U.S. military’s set of vehicles, organizations, and doctrine.
With the conflict in The Democratic Republic of the Congo nearing 10 years of almost non-stop fighting, and with political relations between the government and rebel groups - and more recently Rwanda - at a stalemate, focus has shifted to the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in a search for solutions to the ever-worsening humanitarian situation.
What role is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) currently playing in providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to ground troops in irregular warfare environments? How will this function evolve over time? That was the central theme I posed to Dr. Earl William Powers, a Research Fellow at the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, in an interview with Defence IQ.