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UAS-XM 157

Definition/Scope: The XM157 Class IV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has a range and endurance appropriate for the brigade mission. It supports the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Commander with communications relay, long endurance persistent stare, and wide area surveillance. Unique missions include dedicated manned and unmanned teaming (MUM) with manned aviation; Wide Band Communications Relay; and standoff Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) detection with on-board processing. Additionally, the Class IV has the payload to enhance the Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) capabilities by cross-cueing multiple sensors. The Class IV can land without a dedicated air field. Development of this vehicle is shared with the Navy's Fire Scout program. FM 3-0 has replaced UAV with UAS, however not all systems have been able to change their signs/names yet.


Unmanned Aircraft System

Used For:

Movement and Maneuver WFF
Unmanned Aircraft System

Broader Terms:

Army transformation
Future Combat Systems (Brigade Combat Teams)

Related Terms:

Brigade Support Battalion
Manned Ground Vehicle
Non Line Of Sight Launch System
UAS-XM 156
Unattended Ground Sensor
Unmanned Ground Vehicle
XM 1204 Non Line of Sight-Mortar
XM1201 Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle
XM1202 Mounted Combat System
XM1203 Non Line of Sight-Cannon
XM1205 Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle
XM1206 Infantry Carrier Vehicle
XM1209 Command and Control Vehicle

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