Survival Threat – Completely Autonomous UAVs Making Tactical Decisions

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Completely Autonomous UAV Making Tactical Decisions

Operator free and completely autonomous predator drones capable of independently making tactical decisions are set for military use, recently confirmed by Ministry of Defense Textron Personnel. Autonomous RPAs i.e. UAVs or ‘Drones’ have been touted as the key to remotely piloted aircraft evolution. Beyond the tactical advantage of autonomous RPAs/UAVs for military operations, AUAVs present a clear threat to Americans. Unmanned systems metrics for autonomous remotely piloted aircraft have three primary dimensions that include environmental complexity, mission complexity, and human independence.

These drones can read for other aircraft nearby and autonomously decide to avoid or acquire. A feature of the SSAAS (small sense and avoid system), a system developed by the Army and AA1 Textron Systems (long story short…Ministry of Defense). AA1 is the same unit of Textron that develops the RQ-7 Shadow (image above). These highly capable robotic aircraft have been projected to supersede the Pentagon’s expectations for complex air environment maneuvering. Caitlin Lee, a military aviation correspondent recently highlighted the threats posed by autonomous RPAs in ‘Embracing Autonomy’;

“The possibility that RPAs might have to operate with a mix of manned and remotely piloted platforms raises the issue of fratricide, just as the prospect of a remotely piloted bomber carrying nuclear weapons (in which case nuclear surety and safety requirements would come into play) brings up questions about mission reliability.”

“In this dynamic environment, autonomy will allow RPA weapons to respond to threats—such as SAMs—quickly and ef­ficiently without waiting for a human operator to make every incre­mental decision. In one extreme example, autonomous decision aids could enable an electronic jamming system to detect an enemy signal, determine an electronic response, and jam the signal before a human RPA operator has time to react. In the near term, autonomous decision aids could simply identify in­coming frequencies and defer a decision on how to respond to the human operator.”

How long will it take for intelligent autonomous RPA’s to become a General Atomics and Global Access Initiative? Not long. Advanced maneuvering, intelligent response, decision making predator drones operating in American airspace and these are the same people that want to restrict and deprive Americans of their constitutional and inalienable rights… Stay vigilant, and read How to hide from Predator Drones UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Survival Guide.

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10 thoughts on “Survival Threat – Completely Autonomous UAVs Making Tactical Decisions

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  2. Gar: “…AUAV to be a lot more difficult to disorient by means of electronic counter measures…”

    Thus maybe avoiding the kind of failures the Iranians took advantage of by jamming/spoofing GPS or jamming/spoofing other control signals. If the onboard command/autopilot has self-recovery and self-mission-continuation based on input and rules, then it’s up to the FreeFor to learn exactly what those inputs and rules are (first) to be able to manipulate (if possible) while cutting off human-based control.

    If I had an objective for an OpFor UAV, it would be to go somewhere with poor reception, look & loiter at essentially harmless terrain until it ran low on fuel, then try to go home or crash “due to inclement weather”. Reporting hostile fire or calling for help due to ECM just brings bigger and more interest. Nothing here to see or target (except fake positions worth about $50 vs. $30K missile), move along.

    • Re; Cultcha Tourista
      The objective is always to know more about the other side than they know about our side. That’s not really possible in this case, since – “they live among us” (reminiscent of an old Rowdy Roddy Piper movie)
      However, finding target-free zones to practice in is almost a non-starter for most inhabited areas. Working on the fly to deduce the AUAV disruption mode seems far more likely to be a working scenario.

      Perhaps even more so when the AUAV is of foreign national origin.

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  4. Allow me, if you will, to play the devil’s advocate:
    From the answer above made by CMF Contributor:

    CMF Contributor on April 11, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

    Read much 2LT? First let me say this, this isn’t necessarily a secret. We’ve all known the military has been invested in the concept of free thinking drones and other robotic equipment.
    I do however understand that the concept was not being utilized in relation to the current generation of AUAV’s

    With that note, I’ll return to my question: In relation to the parametrized decision making process of an AUAV, It would seem that it might be possible for the AUAV to be a lot more difficult to disorient by means of electronic counter measures and if that’s the case, has anyone (as in the ElectroNerds) yet come up with an idea on how to aggressively target the on-board decision making system? The obvious optimal option being to turn the drone back on its origin source.

  5. As an engineer this is article is pure nonsense. There is no such thing as a free thinking computer system. It cannot be done, I would know that is my area of study (AI). All drones work on the basis of calculations. What is my zone? Is the target within range? what is my priority? Based on previous altercation what is the likelihood of attack if I leave my zone? pursue or not? This system is not “freethinking” the program is based on parametrized calculations.

    • As an engineer, you seem to be openly misrepresenting the facts. When you say parametrized calculations you make the assertion that artificial intelligence would not be built upon the same parameters. Which is highly disingenuous of you. However, at no time did we say this system was AI based. We clearly stated the FACTS – We outlined that the new RPA systems included decision making capabilities using the SSAAS, and various other parametrized solutions. At no point in time did we say or even assert the term ‘free thinking’. We stated that these RPAs (which are being manufactured) are capable of making tactical decisions free of human input based on various parameters. It really chaps my hide when smart people either negligently or intentionally misrepresent the facts and put forth arguments based on assertions we never made. As an engineer you should of been completely capable of reading this article (its in English) and understand that. Not trying to sound snarky, but you created an argument we were not making…

    • Read much 2LT? First let me say this, this isn’t necessarily a secret. We’ve all known the military has been invested in the concept of free thinking drones and other robotic equipment. Now we know the world governments have successfully designed and are producing fully automated RPAs capable of making tactical decisions for use in the field.

      The source is beyond reproach, Ministry of Defense Textron Personnel out of the AA1 Unit (Someone who clearly had no idea who they were talking to). After learning this, extensive joint research was done to find out as much as possible resulting in this article. As a tactical advantage I appreciate the concept, however to remove the human element from drone models that are not only fully autonomous but are also ‘hunter killers’ on American soil will not be good.

      In response to your AUAV question, no they are not similar in the slightest. The AUAVs you are talking about do not have decision making capability… instead they rely on spread spectrum radio control (auto-piloting systems). AUAV Brand Drones are civilian based projects for research labs, research that doesn’t come close to the capabilities of DOD/MOD autonomous RPAs.

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