Mitchell Institute: ‘Consolidating the Revolution: Optimizing the Potential of Remotely Piloted Aircraft’


READ THE REPORT — In his new report entitled “Consolidating the Revolution: Optimizing the Potential of Remotely Piloted Aircraft,” Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF Ret., dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, argues that the US needs to revamp its use of remotely piloted aircraft, or RPAs, since demand for them will stay high despite falling defense budgets. “This study examines the challenge from several vantages: first, by exploring the history that yielded the present system; second, reviewing the current state of play; and third, prescribing a set of actions that will result in a sustainable path to deliver necessary capacity and capability to achieve RPA mission effects,” he writes its preface. Learn more about the report here.

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