21st Century Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Reliability Study – Predator, Pioneer, Hunter, UAS – Power, Propulsion, Flight Control, Communication, Human Factors by Progressive Management
Approx. 21,440 words.
Published on December 28, 2010.
This important Department of Defense document, issued by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, presents a comprehensive study of the reliability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The combined U.S. military UAV fleet (Predators, Pioneers, and Hunters) reached the 100,000 cumulative flight hour mark, a milestone that is a good point at which to assess the reliability of these UAVs.