Fri, Feb 16, 2007
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles make significant contributions
to the warfighting capability of operational forces. They greatly
improve the timeliness of battlefield information while reducing
the risk of capture or loss of manned RECCE assets. When compared
to manned RECCE aircraft they are cost effective and versatile
systems. While reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and
target acquisition (RISTA) are the premier missions of UAVs, they
can also provide substantial support to intelligence preparation of
the battlefield (IPB), situation development, battle management
(BM), battle damage assessment (BDA), and even rear area security
(RAS) to monitor our OPSEC posture.
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