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AUVSI 2017: MUM-T first up at opening conference

9th May 2017 - 01:24 GMT | by Karima Thibou in Dallas

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Among the key challenges for future integration of unmanned technology with manned platforms is the risk of saturating pilots and operators with additional tasks, resulting in possible work overload.

Speaking to delegates at the opening industry presentations of AUVSI's Xponential in Dallas on 8 May, Wayne Prender, Textron Systems' VP, control and surface systems, said that one answer could be to make aircraft more autonomous and enable pilots to manage the platform at a tactical level, leaving many functions to in-built software.

In the military sector manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) is being considered an important capability in removing personnel, such as

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