What are the components of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS)?
- An autonomous control system which is usually on the ground or a ship but may be on another airborne platform;
- A UAV platform;
- A command and control (C2) system
- On the loop, in the loop, or start the loop - personnel.
Unmanned aircraft system
Swarms of Trouble: The Hidden Threat of Consumer UAVs - BLOG
There once was a time that the most dangerous thing in the air was a Sopwith Camel; slow, low flying, relatively large and easily identifiable, with ample warning of its approach. Since then things have become more complex – from the machine gun toting Camel punching at a top speed of roughly 97 knots (180km/h) we have progressed to missile-laden jets easily cruising at Mach 1.8.