Inside the Air Force - May 20, 2016

USAF answers third offset strategy with small UAS flight plan

May 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM
The Air Force has laid out its plan to use small, low-cost unmanned aircraft to complete missions currently executed by medium-altitude, unmanned aircraft in its Small Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Plan released May 17. The strategy, unveiled by Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, envisions using smaller class systems in some missions as a less expensive alternative...

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