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Unmanned combat air systems in future warfare : gaining control of the air

Author: Colin Wills
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
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Control of the air is the foundation for all conventional military operations against an adversary with an air defence capability. In future warfare, will it be possible for Unmanned Combat Air Systems to undertake the tasks and accept most of the risks that, until now, have been the lot of military aviators?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Wills
ISBN: 9781137498496 1137498498
OCLC Number: 923345346
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages)
Contents: Cover; Unmanned Combat Air Systems in Future Warfare; Contents; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 2: Research Interviews; Interviewee background and experience; Analysis; NEC and requirement to enter the close-combat fight; Third-Party Targeting; UCAS airframe characteristics and manoeuvrability requirements; Ethical and political implications; Is the manned fighter necessary and could UCAS gain control of the air in 2040?; Summary; 3: Overview; UCAS background; Future threat environment; Technologies; Aerial warfare; US UAS roadmaps; Autonomy or automation? The one-seat versus two-seat debatePotential cost benefits; Leadership challenges; The UCAS debate; Concept of operations; Summary; 4: Unmanned Combat Air Systems: Technical and Legal Challenges; UCAS developments; UCAS technological challenges; Future weapon systems and autonomy capabilities; Autonomy; TDL; AAR; Weapon systems and sensors; Countermeasures; The LOAC and employment of UCAS; The LOAC; Summary; 5: The Role of Air and Space Power and Control of the Air; Control of the air; The counter-air campaign; Summary; Components of the counter-air campaign; Basing; Stealth. Counters to stealthWeapon systems, sensors and enablers; Electronic warfare; Cyber warfare; Command and control; Network enabled capability; Integrated air defence system; Situational awareness; Historical analysis of situational awareness; AAM development; Western AAM development; Russian and Chinese AAM development; 6: The Evolution of Air-to-Air Warfare; AAS kill probability; Historical analysis of air-to-air kills; Modern air-to-air combat philosophy; Future air-to-air scenario; UCAS CONOPS; 7: International Relations and Future Threats; Introduction; China; China's strategic priorities. Economic developmentString of pearls, SLOC and the South China Sea; China's military build-up; The First and Second Island Chains; Taiwan and the South China Sea; Summary; China's A2/AD doctrine; Counters to China's A2/AD doctrine; China's ASBM development; Summary; 8: Conclusion; Notes; 1 Introduction; 2 Research Interviews; 3 Overview; 4 Unmanned Combat Air Systems: Technical and Legal Challenges; 5 The Role of Air and Space Power and Control of the Air; 6 The Evolution of Air-to-Air Warfare; 7 International Relations and Future Threats; 8 Conclusion; Bibliography. Responders to QuestionnaireMilitary; Aviation Analysts; Civilians; Chatham House Rule; Archive References; Freedom of Information Requests; Personal Correspondence and Serendipitous Research; Transcripts; Books; Electronic Books; Journals; Electronic Journals; Dissertations and Theses; Official Publications; Newspaper and Periodical Articles; Electronic Newspaper and Periodical Articles; Websites; Index.
Responsibility: Colin Wills, Director, Combat Air Solutions Ltd.

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