The role and importance of UAV within the current theaters of operations

MARIN Niculae, SPĂTARU Pǎtru
2010 INCAS Bulletin  
Current theaters of operations are not limited to battlefields, but they are much more diversified, including the fight against the international terrorism phenomenon, the social conflicts (of religious, political, economic and separatist nature) within several countries, thus supplying some political-military conflicts within different states and areas of the world. The armed interference must be done based on some highly accurate information that must be gathered without endangering the human
more » ... dangering the human lives. This is the role currently played by the unmanned air vehicles (UAVs); they can perform several functions: surveillance, information gathering, data storage and their transmission to the ground stations, including the function of interference, when needed. This paper presents, within the above context, the status of the current theaters of operations and of the UAVs performing different missions within these theaters, together with their role and importance in warfare operations.
doi:10.13111/2066-8201.2010.2.2.9 fatcat:xphrtllxjnee5ep2uuxq3mkzly