Countering Unmanned Vehicles

January, 2019
IDA document: D-10312
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents
Division: System Evaluation Division , Science, Systems and Sustainment Division
Eric Adelizzi, Geoffrey Koretsky See more authors
Russia and China are among the foreign countries that have made substantial investments over the past decade to develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned maritime surface vehicles (USVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Such vehicles, collectively known as unmanned vehicles (UxVs), transport payloads such as sensors, weapon systems, communication nodes, supplies, or personnel. UxVs are distinguished from manned vehicles by the fact that their command and control is either remote, artificial, or something in between (below).