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Accession Number ADA600748
Title Group 1 Type: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as a Force Multiplier to the Fire Support Team.
Publication Date Mar 2011
Media Count 34p
Personal Author J. T. Kay
Abstract Advancing technologies and equipment give smaller Group I type unmanned aerial system aircraft such as the RQ-11 Raven B, Wasp, and other miniature sized vehicles the capability for a single Marine to carry and employ a Group I UAS to provide over the hill intelligence and surveillance for a prolonged period of time at the tactical level. Because the Wasp and Raven B both have the capability to locate targets and provide a 1 O-digit grid, a forward observer or fire support team can utilize the airborne capability of adjusting fire for indirect weapons as well identifying targets and' surveying damage induced by indirect fire when larger assets are not available or timely because of deliberate planning and higher level requirements for larger Group I type UASs support. As Group I UASs become more prevalent at the tactical level, especially within the fire support community, it is imperative that FOs, FiSTs, and even squad members fully embrace this capability and train to harness the information it can provide. Group I Type UASs are the force multiplier to the fire support team.
Keywords Artillery
Fire support teams
Forward observers
Group i lias
Military intelligence
Remotely piloted vehicles
Target acquisition
Uas(Unmanned aerial systems)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
74F - Military Intelligence
Corporate Author Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. Command and Staff Coll.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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