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The Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV), investigating potential dichotomies between doctrine and practice

dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Glenn E.
dc.contributor.authorSnodgrass, William J.
dc.contributor.corporateDepartment of Defense Management (DDM)
dc.contributor.corporateOperations Research (OR)
dc.contributor.corporateGraduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)
dc.contributor.corporateGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.date2005
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:05:58Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:05:58Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this MBA Project is to investigate possible disconnects between doctrine and practice in the employment of the Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV). The Army's current Small UAV requirements are based upon the Future Combat System's Operations Requirements Document and has not been validated at the platoon or company level. The Raven SUAV is a Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) item that swiftly became the Army's Small UAV of choice for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Doctrine and Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP) have been written for the Raven SUAV; however, it is not standard practice for all units operating the system abroad. The last review of the SUAV operational requirements was conducted in 2003 but did not specifically address its usage on the battlefield. In an attempt to fill that gap, this project focuses on real-world usage of the Raven SUAV system. We compare doctrine versus practice using the Department of Defense's (DOD) Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities (DOTML-PF) model as the primary logic construct. The report begins by providing a background of the Raven SUAV, to include its evolution from a COTS item to the Army's SUAV of choice, and how it has impacted the warfighter. Next, the authors provide an overview of DOTML-PF in order to provide a basis for comparing doctrine and practice. The study then looks in-depth at doctrine and practice using DOTML-PF as the model for revealing differences between the two. Finally, the authors analyze these differences and recommend solutions to mitigate shortfalls in actual Raven SUAV usage on the battlefield.--p. i.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theravensmallunm10945834
dc.format.extentxvi, 57 p.: ill. (some col.);28 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-PM-05-012
dc.identifier.oclcocm76838634
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/834
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMaster of Business Administration (MBA) Professional Reports
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary surveillanceen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited States.en_US
dc.subject.authorDrone aircraften_US
dc.subject.authorReconnaissance aircraften_US
dc.titleThe Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV), investigating potential dichotomies between doctrine and practiceen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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