Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications is a report by Robert J. Bunker.
This report explores the threat posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by terrorist groups and insurgent forces while investigating the potential future threats associated with this technology. The study offers a thought-provoking perspective, challenging the conventional notion that armed drones primarily serve as assets in America’s conventional military capabilities rather than being used against U.S. military personnel deployed abroad or civilians on home soil. Employing a red teaming methodology, Dr. Robert J. Bunker, a former Minerva Chair at our institution, thoroughly examines the emerging threat such UAVs pose. His distinctive analysis and innovative approach contribute to highly enlightening reading material, particularly in the various threat scenarios envisioned.
Publication Date– 2015
Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications contains the following major sections:
- Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications
- Baselines and Trending Analysis
- Threat Scenario 1: Single UAV- Human controlled
- Threat Scenario 2: Group of UAVs- Human-Controlled or Semi-autonomous
- Threat Scenario 3: Swarm of UAVs- Autonomous
- Military Implications and Policy Response
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Author- Robert J. Bunker
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