Organic Air Vehicle (OAV)
The Future Combat System (FCS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) plan consists of a family of several types of airborne vehicles, including the Organic Air Vehicle (OAV). This BIA requests proposals for the definition and refinement of the OAV platform, definition of common subsystem interfaces, specification development, ROM costs models, and System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program plans.
The Organic Air Vehicle, or OAV, program will provide the individual soldier with the capability to detect the enemy concealed in forests or hills, around buildings in urban areas, or in places where the soldier does not have a direct line-of-sight. OAVs can perch and stare, and essentially be sentinels for maneuvering troops. Rather than sending a soldier into harm?s way to scout a particularly dangerous area, the unit can now use the OAV instead.
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