Emerging Trends in China's Development of Unmanned Systems

Emerging Trends in China's Development of Unmanned Systems

Michael S. Chase
Kristen A. Gunness
Lyle J. Morris
Samuel K. Berkowitz
Benjamin S. Purser
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 20
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs4n0
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    Emerging Trends in China's Development of Unmanned Systems
    Book Description:

    RAND’s exploratory analysis of China’s development and use of unmanned systems focuses on identifying sources related to maritime unmanned systems; understanding the roles that China sees for such systems; analyzing trends in Chinese development of unmanned vehicles; exploring how China could employ such systems in its territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas; and identifying areas for further research and potential developments.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9026-3
    Subjects: Political Science, Technology, History

Table of Contents

  1. Emerging Trends in China’s Development of Unmanned Systems
    (pp. 1-16)
    Michael S. Chase, Kristen A. Gunness, Lyle J. Morris, Samuel K. Berkowitz and Benjamin S. Purser III

    To better understand trends in Chinese unmanned systems research, development, acquisition, and employment, and their potential implications, RAND undertook exploratory analysis to lay an initial foundation for future research on China’s development and use of unmanned systems, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), and unmanned surface vessels (USVs). The exploratory analysis focused on identifying sources related to Chinese development of maritime unmanned systems, including UUVs, USVs, and UAVs, with an emphasis on systems intended for the maritime environment, because of their relevance to maritime territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas; understanding the roles that...