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A Closed-Loop Recce/Strike System Using Mini-Drones
Author(s): Zot Barazzotto
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Paper Abstract

The Harassment Weapons System (HWS) program, and the Vampire sensor technology support program are evolving a mini drone strike capability which will be effective against a wide variety of targets. The key features which make an autonomous expendable mini drone weapons system extremely attractive in a total force context are (1) very high initial surge sortie rates, (2) survivability, (3) flexibility, (4) selectivity, (5) counter-measures resistance, and (6) low cost/target kill. The paper provides an overview on a system which is unique in that it can autonomously search, detect, classify and commit to an attack without a man in the loop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 1978
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0137, Airborne Reconnaissance III, (31 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956214
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Zot Barazzotto, Aeronautical Systems Division/SD26R (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0137:
Airborne Reconnaissance III
John H. Smith; Theodore C. Freitag, Editor(s)

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