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Safe Ride Standards for Casualty Evacuation Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

RTO-TR-HFM-184

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has dramatically increased in recent years, and they are now being developed and used for many purposes beyond the ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance) functions for which they are most well known. Since studies are now underway in the use of these vehicles for logistics purposes, the question has arisen as to whether they could be used for Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC). The HFM-184 Task Group has carefully considered operational, clinical, ethical, and legal aspects of this question, and has determined that the use of UAVs for casualty evacuation can be justified and may be potentially beneficial for the casualty under carefully-defined circumstances. The RTG, initially sceptical, now considers that UAVs in the casualty evacuation role are a potentially viable modality, the development of which should be encouraged.

Published12/27/2012
STOAuthorExternalMultiple
STOPublicationTypeTechnical Report RDP
Publication_ReferenceRTO-TR-HFM-184
DOI10.14339/RTO-TR-HFM-184
ISBNISBN 978-92-837-0174-3
STOPublisherRTO
AccessOpen Access
STOKeywordsaeromedical evacuation

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