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AUVSI 2012: JIEDDO outlines unmanned airborne initiatives

7th August 2012 - 00:26 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


Speaking at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012, George Pappas, from the US Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Capability Acquisition Center, outlined a range of unmanned aerial platforms that have been applied to date in efforts to defeat the IED threat.

‘The counter-IED mission from the air is increasing in importance,’ Pappas observed, going on to list airborne systems with counter-IED capabilities that have been deployed to date.

Warrior Alpha, for example, which Pappas described as a Predator-type UAV, was an early purchase made for both Iraq and Afghanistan. They provided full motion video and

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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