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Denied airspace difficulties for operators

25th May 2017 - 18:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Future efforts by NATO to integrate unmanned systems into maritime and airborne area-denied operations could have been hampered by a decade of UAV activity in Afghanistan.

As the NATO effort in Afghanistan changed, from a full-blown conflict to a support and training function, so too has the operational concepts of its member’s vast fleets of unmanned systems. 

Flying in the permissive environments of landlocked country, UAVs during this period had freedom to manoeuvre through an airspace where there was total control.

Speaking at the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference in London, Commodore Andreas Vettos, commander maritime air directorate at NATO

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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