Saturday, January 4, 2014

DoD's Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap (FY2013-2038), December 2013

The Department of Defense has issued a publication entitled Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap. It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF (FY2013-2038) released in December 2013. The purpose of the "Roadmap" is to articulate a vision and strategy for the continued development, production, test, training, operation, and sustainment of unmanned systems technology across DoD. Drawing on the lessons learned in Iraq and also in the utility of drones in Afghanistan the DoD has mapped out the future for unmanned systems in land, air, and sea environments. The document is quite detailed and is about 150 pages long. You can access the document at the DoD link that follows. www.defense.gov/pubs/DOD-USRM-2013.pdf

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