Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): U.S. Air Force Role in Future Air Warfare - Manned or Unmanned? (UAVs, Remotely Piloted Aircraft)
This paper examines the role of unmanned aircraft in the future of the U.S. Air Force. For over eight years the USAF has been continuously deployed to both theaters, flying tens of thousands of sorties each year—mostly manned missions, but some unmanned. The unmanned flights are primarily for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.