Autonomous capabilities for missiles and UAV systems


  • Fors Karina
  • Hagström Martin
  • Hamberg Johan
  • Ulvklo Morgan
  • Wirkander Sven-Lennart
  • Ögren Petter

Publish date: 2006-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--2140--SE

Pages: 82

Written in: Swedish


In the near future, a number of airbourne autonomous weapon systems will be available. The gap between missiles and UAVs is being bridged by loitering attack missiles with search capabilities and tactical UAVs equipped with Hellfires or guided bombs. These systems present new possibilities as well as new possible threats to the Swedish armed forces. The purpose of this report is to give the reader an overview of what capabilities, from an autonomy point of view, such systems might have. In order to give such an overview, a number of systems and possible scenarios are presented, along with the corresponding autonomous algorithms and resulting capabilities.