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AUVSI 2012: Civil UAS tactics can draw on military experience

9th August 2012 - 21:50 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


One of the panel presentations at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America explored the possibilities of transforming military UAS operational lessons to commercial and civil applications.

Drawing from her own background as a former military UAS operator and trainer, Krista Ochs, now a trainer with General Dynamics Information Technologies, emphasised that ‘the paradigm already exists for transferring technology and technology advances that occur in combat to civil components’, reinforcing her point be pointing to ‘affinity of requirements’ examples within the medical and truck transportation communities.

Ochs offered a list of likely civil UAS applications, ranging from natural disasters to resource management,

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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