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Subject Resource Guide

Unmanned Systems

July 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

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Recent Books & Documents
Recent Articles

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Search Terms

Pilots AND remotely

Remotely piloted vehicle
Unmanned (aerial, surface, underwater)

Useful MSFRIC Databases

IHS Janes
Homeland Security Digital Library

Military Periscope
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Lexis-Nexis Academic

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Federation of American Scientists (FAS) UAVs/UASs
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

The White House
Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus
International Civil Aviation Organization

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Beard, Randal W.  Small Unmanned Aircraft: Theory and Practice.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2012.  300 p.
Book call no.:  623.7469 B368s

Lingel, Sherrill Lee and others.  Methodologies for Analyzing Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Future Roles and Missions.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2012.  80 p.
Book  call no.:  623.7469 M592

Springer, Paul J.  Military Robots and Drones:  A Reference Handbook.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2013.  297 p.
Book Call no.:  623 S769m

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2011-2036Washington, Department of Defense, 2011.  89 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-216 2011 

United States.  Department of the Air Force.  United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009-2047Washington, Headquarters, United States Air Force, 2009.  82 p.
Book call no.:  358.4130973 U583u

More books and documents on:  "remotely piloted", UAS, drone, unmanned.

Recent Articles

Army Aviation  61:24-44 November 2012.  5 articles.

Barradp, C. and others.  Remote Flight Inspection Using Unmanned Aircraft.  Journal of Aircraft  50:38-46 January-February 2013.

Erwin, Sandra I.  Satellite Shortages May Choke Off Military Drone Expansion National Defense  97:20-21 April 2013.

Garretson, Peter.  The Case for Optionally Manned Aircraft:  Future-Proofing the Air Force's Next BomberArmed Forces Journal  150:10-15+ September 2012.

Iannotta, Ben.  Upgraded Unmanned Helicopters Face OffAerospace America  51:34-38 June 2013.

Military Review  93:2-23 March-April 2013.  First 2 articles.

Paylor, Anne.  Make Way for the Drones Air Transport World 50:39-41 June 2013.

Rupiya, Martin R.  Global Issues Affecting Africa: Drones Over African Skies: Purpose, Impact and Implications.  African Armed Forces Journal, pp 28-31, April 2013.

Sea Power  56:22-33 February 2013.  5 articles.

Seffers, George I.  Modernized Marine Drone Casts a Large ShadowSignal  67:26-28 April 2013.

Smith, Megan and Walsh, James Igoe.  Do Drone Strikes Degrade Al Qaeda?  Evidence from Propaganda Output Terrorism and Political Violence  25:311-327 April-June 2013.

Air University Research




Dillingham, Gerald L.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development Washington, GAO, 2013.  19 p.

Obama, Barack.  Remarks by the President at the National Defense University:  On Drone and Counter Terror Policy.  Washington, Fort McNair, National Defense University, May 23, 2013.  The White House Speeches & Remarks and New York Times.

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