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US Army discovers new applications for manned / unmanned teaming

9th January 2009 - 09:50 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, DC


US Army field commanders are continuing to expand the potential applications for UAS in tactical operations, including actions now underway to establish a ‘Task Force ODIN-Alpha’ for near term deployment to Afghanistan.

Both platform contributions and new applications were highlighted during the ‘Operational Panel’ presented at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA’s) Army Aviation Symposium and Exhibition, held in Washington, DC, 7-9 January 2009.

“From our perspective it’s just a natural of scout attack tactics,” observed Colonel Daniel Ball, Chief, G-3 / Aviation, US Army Forces Command. “It’s just now that your scout is unmanned.”

“I’d like to

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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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