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I velivoli a pilotaggio remoto e la sicurezza europea. Sfide tecnologiche e operative


The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), both fixed and rotary wing, have proved to be an increasingly useful asset for a broad spectrum of non-military operations aimed to guarantee the national and European security. In this view, the volume examines the RPAS from three different perspectives, providing: an analysis of hypothetical operational scenarios within the civil/security scope; an examination of the principal aspects and the potential vulnerabilities of the cyber domain; and, finally, some future perspectives in terms of market and technological development as well as the RPAS integration in the non-segregated airspace and within the ATM environment. From the analysis emerges how, in front of potential advantages deriving from the use of RPAS, still some diverse critical issues remain, requiring the adoption of a coordinated, harmonic and synergic approach between the numerous interested stakeholders, both civil and military. The aim is to guarantee the growth of the RPAS segment inside a single European RPAS market, ensuring at the same time the respect of adequate protection and security standards for European citizens.

Volume produced within the framework of the research project "The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and the European security", and presented at the conference "I velivoli a pilotaggio remoto. Una nuova frontiera per la protezione e la sicurezza" organised in Rome on 26 July 2016.

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