UAS Summer Session 3
The USAFA UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) squadron, formerly known as the USAFA RPA program, is one of three airmanship programs that the Academy offers. They teach basic airmanship and advocate for Rated career fields through the employment of the RQ-11B Raven, a small unmanned aerial system with a 55" wingspan and 36" long fuselage. Through the flying and employment of this aircraft, they teach students (current 3 degrees in the academic year) things like aerial deconfliction, navigation skills, proper radio etiquette, mission planning, tactical-level operations, and more. The Raven is one of the only operational system the cadets can gain experience with and become qualified on... those who become instructors go to Hurlburt Field, FL during their ops period to get trained and qualified by a schoolhouse run by AFSOC. The other part of the program is officer development - and they take that very seriously. Managing small teams of students and operators, leading other instructors, organizing and leading flights, and planning/executing missions based on a customer's need.
Purpose and Vision for UAS (RPA Program) is geared towards educating and motivating cadets towards a career as a rated officer. The purpose of the scenario exercise was to allow the cadets to employ what they have learned in the classroom in a way that is made to mirror how the RQ-20 PUMA is used operationally.
UAS 200 IS AN INTRODUCTION TO AIRMANSHIP CONCEPTS AND THE APPLICATION OF AIRPOWER THROUGH OPERATION OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (SUAS) AND EXECUTING SIMULATED SCENARIOS WITH THE JOINT ALL-DOMAIN ENVIRONMENT (JADE) SYSTEM.
COURSE OBJECTIVES ARE: 2.A. INSPIRE CADETS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR), RPA, MULTI-DOMAIN AND OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP BY ENROLLING IN MSS 201
2.B. UNDERSTAND ISR AND MULTI-DOMAIN CAPABILITIES THROUGH UAS OPERATIONS
2.C. RECALL GENERAL AIRMANSHIP CONCEPTS THROUGH THE OPERATION OF SUAS.
You can find the photos of UAS Summer Session 3 at, GALLERIES > AIRMANSHIP > UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS > set you photo sort order to OLDEST to NEWEST and click the link below.