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AUVSI 2014: Service leaders outline unmanned aspirations

14th May 2014 - 13:46 GMT | by Andrew White in Orlando


Tri-service leaders from the US Department of Defense (DoD) have described the future of unmanned systems in light of budget restrictions and an evolving operational environment.

Addressing delegates at AUVSI in Orlando on 13 May, service officials highlighted growing importance in joint operational efforts, endurance and expeditionary capabilities.

USAF RPA capabilities division director, Col Ken Callahan referred to the recently released RPA Vector, which considers the role of unmanned systems over the next 25 years.

‘RPAs out of Iraq and Afghanistan are in the same position as post-World War One,’ Callahan explained. ‘We know they are viable and great for

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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