Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Continues to Expand

The US military continues unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research, with a focus on reconnaissance and surveillance to combat-ready systems 

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a controversial topic that the U.S. military and lawmakers are currently discussing on a more frequent basis.

Despite the controversy, there is still a large amount of global development for the popular new aircraft, capable of being used for a number of different campaigns.

The United States Marine Corps is testing the small and portable RQ-11 Raven UAV to scout out local geography and surveillance for M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks – and tank-UAV pairings could become more commonplace on the battlefield.

Here is what Cpl. Peter Richter, Scout and TOW platoon, 2nd Tanks, Raven operator noted to: 

“The Ravens give you a good birds-eye view, they receive reconnaissance that can be too far out to see. They also are very good for locating and navigating bad terrain such as swamps.”

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