Small Unmanned Aerial System Adversary Capabilities is a Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center report by Bradley Wilson, Shane Tierney, Brendan Toland, Rachel M. Burns, Colby Peyton Steiner, Christopher Scott Adams, Michael Nixon, Raza Khan, Michelle D. Ziegler, Jan Osburg, and Ike Chang.
This report evaluates the current and anticipated performance capabilities and limitations of small unmanned aerial systems (sUASs), commonly referred to as drones. It focuses on conducting a comprehensive assessment of the technological components that comprise sUASs.
The analysis captured the potential capabilities and limitations of these platforms, with the results of the analysis intended to help the program office inform strategic policy and investment decisions to counter UAS threats to prevent strategic surprise. This document is intended to be updated annually by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aerial Systems.
This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and conducted within the Acquisition and Development Program of the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) federally funded research and development center (FFRDC).
Publication Date: 2020
Small Unmanned Aerial System Adversary Capabilities contains the following major sections:
- Technology Capability Assessment
- Performance Analysis
- Novel and Likely Nefarious Tactical Use Cases
- sUAS Detectability
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Authors: Bradley Wilson, Shane Tierney, Brendan Toland, Rachel M. Burns, Colby Peyton Steiner, Christopher Scott Adams, Michael Nixon, Raza Khan, Michelle D. Ziegler, Jan Osburg, and Ike Chang.
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