Target-Marking Systems for RPVs Used as Designator Vehicles for Airbase Attack

by W. H. Krase

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A discussion of target-marking concepts for precision attacks on aircraft shelterettes assumed to be camouflaged against visual detection. Required weather conditions are also discussed for the more promising marking technique. It is suggested that a remote operator can infer the positions of targets using a suitable sensor, despite visual camouflage. Such an operation results in substantial exposure of the remotely piloted marking vehicle, the implications of which remain to be studied.

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