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MCWP 3-42.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations

MCWP 3-42.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations

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05/09/2014

 
MCWP
3-42.1
 
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
 Operations
 
U.S. Marine Corps
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A:
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
 
PCN 143 0001
41
00
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYHeadquarters United States Marine CorpsWashington, DC 20380-177514 August 2003FOREWORDMarine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 3-42.1,
Unmanned  Aerial Vehicle Operations
, addresses the fundamentals of planningand execution of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations in sup- port of the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF).A UAV is a powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a humanoperator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can flyautonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recover-able, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Ballistic or semi- ballistic vehicles, cruise missiles, and artillery projectiles are notconsidered UAVs.This publication provides guidance to commanders, their staffs, andUAV squadron personnel. It addresses planning requirements, com-mand and support relationships, request procedures, and UAV capa- bilities.MCWP 3-42.1 supersedes Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM)3-22-1,
UAV Company Operations,
dated 4 November 1993.
 
Reviewed and approved this date.
BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
EDWARD HANLON, JR.Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine CorpsCommanding GeneralMarine Corps Combat Development CommandPublication Control Number: 143 000141 00DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release;distribution is unlimited.

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