05 March 2001
by Colonel Ronald W. Wilson
Family of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
"In 1988, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a Joint Program Office for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and develop a master plan for military UAVs. The Family of UAVs continues to evolve based on field experimentation, Service requirements, and operational requirements from the various warfighting commanders in chief. All current and planned UAV systems are multi-Service and intended to be as interoperable as practical and connected to Service command, control, communications, computers and intelligence architectures."
Guardrail Common Sensor