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DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: MICRO-AIR VEHICLES (MAV) IN THE SERVICE OF AIR FORCE MISSIONS

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: MICRO-AIR VEHICLES (MAV) IN THE SERVICE OF AIR FORCE MISSIONS

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Theoretical paper on the use of MAV's by the USAF on the modern battlefield from 20012
Theoretical paper on the use of MAV's by the USAF on the modern battlefield from 20012

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CSAR consists of those air operations conducted to recover distressed personnel

during wartime or MOOTW [military operations other than war].“

The most likely concept of operation involving the combat search and rescue

function has micro-air vehicles signaling such forces on the whereabouts of distressed

personnel. Other possibilities include MAVs providing —overhead“ imagery to enhance

downed aircrew and rescue party situational awareness, serving as communications

relays, and assisting in SEAD operations during an entire rescue operation from ingress,

through extraction to egress of the rescue team. Should MAV range capabilities become

sufficient, MAVs could perform as —homing pigeons“ to lead combat search and rescue

teams back to the exact location a downed aircrew launched the MAV, even providing

encapsulated messages to preclude communications intercept.145

When it is difficult to

isolate the exact current location of distressed personnel, blanketing a region with MAVs

might be a particularly efficient way to support wide area search activities.

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