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Title

  • A survey of missions for unmanned undersea vehicles

Other Title

  • Unmanned undersea vehicles

Summary

  • Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVs for advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behind surveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platforms is recommended.

Names

  • Button, Robert
  • Acquisition and Technology Policy Center

Created / Published

  • Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.

Headings

  • -  Anti-submarine warfare--United States
  • -  Remote submersibles--United States
  • -  Shipping--Security measures--United States
  • -  Submarine warfare--United States

Notes

  • -  "MG-808-NAVY."
  • -  "The research described in this report was sponsored by the U.S. Navy and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-189).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xxxii, 189 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • V214

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021760748

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Chicago citation style:

Button, Robert, and Acquisition And Technology Policy Center. A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2009. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021760748/.

APA citation style:

Button, R. & Acquisition And Technology Policy Center. (2009) A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. Santa Monica, CA: RAND. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021760748/.

MLA citation style:

Button, Robert, and Acquisition And Technology Policy Center. A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2009. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021760748/>.