The Air Force has begun to evaluate new concepts of operation for remotely piloted aircraft to meet future needs. This report analyzes the operational effectiveness of several such concepts in a specific, permissive "hunter-killer" mission, which illuminates trade-offs between platform size and number; sensor performance; and the complicating effects of darkness, fog, and cloud cover.
The Effectiveness of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in a Permissive Hunter-Killer Scenario
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