AuthorPalmer, John A.
AffiliationUS. Air Force
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AbstractA brief explanation of the background behind development and employment of operational RPV systems will be followed by a resume of their accomplishments and shortcomings. Reconnaissance, electronic warfare and strike systems will be covered. The main portion of the paper will discuss systems under development to support specific missions or improve RPV capabilities in general. The Compass Cope high altitude RPV, multi-mission RPVs, expendable drones, and mini-PPVs will be considered as a family of vehicles desianed to support a variety of mission requirements. In addition, programs to improve capabilities for launch, recovery, controls and sensor integration will be included. The overall emphasis is on an appreciation for the purpose and direction of the Air Force RPV development program.
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