Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in Contested Environments- A Vulnerability Analysis provides a thorough evaluation of current Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) vulnerabilities and constraints. The study explores operational, technical, and legal questions, and provides a conceptualization of possible future conflict scenarios and compares these predicted threats with current capabilities.
The study’s identified risk, threats and recommendations apply to all classes or RPAS, or drones, however the focus of this work are on Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) and High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) systems.
This study was originally published by the Joint Air Power Competence Centre.
Publication Date- September 2014
This study contains the following main sections:
3- Operational Environment Background
4- Possible Future Conflict Scenarios- Strategic and Operational Challenges in Future Combat Environments
5- Threat and Vulnerability Identification Methodology
6- Threat Identification
7- Vulnerability Identification
8- Threat and Vulnerability Consolidation
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Author- Lieutenant Colonel Andre Haider, GE A
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