Unmanned aircraft changing Soldiers’ battlefield perspective

Unmanned aircraft changes Soldiers' battlefield perspective. Sgt. Donald Melvin, an unmanned aerial vehicle mechanic with 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad, Iraq, and Spc. Stephen Cantrell, prep an unmanned aircraft system for launch in this file photo.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 11, 2010) — Soldiers need the tactical advantages their unmanned aircraft systems provide to be integrated into their units, so they aren’t forced to endure lengthy approval chains that can cost lives, according to UAS experts.

“Most of the living and dying is going on in squad, platoon and company level in this fight. So you have to give those Soldiers what they need, when they need it. And they need it all the time,” said Glenn A. Rizzi, deputy director and senior technical advisor of the United States Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Ala. Read more…

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