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Ebook USMC - Manual of UAV Operations 2018-02-14

US MArine Corps - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations


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    U.S. Marine Corps
    DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited

    Manual Covers
    Fundamenatals
    Command and Control
    Planning
    Execution

    Marine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 3-42.1, Unmanned
    Aerial Vehicle Operations, addresses the fundamentals of planning
    and execution of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations in support
    of the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF).

    A UAV is a powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human
    operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly
    autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable,
    and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Ballistic or semiballistic
    vehicles, cruise missiles, and artillery projectiles are not
    considered UAVs.

    This publication provides guidance to commanders, their staffs, and
    UAV squadron personnel. It addresses planning requirements, command
    and support relationships, request procedures, and UAV capabilities.
    MCWP 3-42.1 supersedes Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM)
    3-22-1, UAV Company Operations, dated 4 November 1993.


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    A Marine Corps Special Operations Command small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) operator launches an RQ-11B Raven during a demonstration to senior combat leadership Dec. 12, 2013 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
    Photo by Kelly Schindler, courtesy of U.S. Navy.