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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Assisting Tools in Dismounted Company Attack

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Publication Details
Authors: Saarelainen Tapio
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference on Digital Telecommunications
Title of parent publication: Tenth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2015)
ISBN: 978-1-61208-396-4
ISSN: 2308-3964
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

This paper presents an idea-phase introduction of how to utilize swarms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in performing a dismounted company attack. UAVs are used in the process of data gathering and as tools to increase overall Situational Awareness (SA). A company represents a basic military unit performing time-critical tasks whose completion is mandatory for operational survival. The discussed idea-stage solution relies on using UAVs as tools of military commanders to act as data collectors, hub-stations and tools to gather data from the areas of interest. Since the tempo of operations at tactical level (battalion and below) has increased, the amount and type of data gathered are crucial in terms of operational success. The need for timely and accurate data from a designated area is necessary for improved decision making process, which is dependable on Situational Awareness and Common Operational Picture (COP). Once the critical data have been gathered and analyzed, UAVs act as versatile assisting tools in military operations in the roles of collecting and forwarding data to support processes of control and command. The main contribution of this paper is to identify the possibilities and the process of how to improve the overall performance of military troops by utilizing UAVs as assisting tools in gathering real-time data required for decision making.

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