How Tactical Achievements in the Combat Environment Shape the Research Process for Unmanned Aerial Systems

David Brown is the Senior Aerospace Engineer, Air Vehicle Directorate, at the Air Force Research Laboratory. In this presentation, he addresses the lab's systems engineering process and the critical impact of customer and operator needs within the greater research model. He further discusses how tactical achievements in the field shape the research process in Unmanned Aerial Systems, as well as emphasising how multi-mission roles are evolving for unmanned technologies.