Maj. Gen. Luis Manuel MartŪnez Meijide. Photo: Spanish Army.
05/06/2018 | Leůn
The head of the Spanish Army General Staff’s Planning Division, Maj. Gen. Luis Manuel Martínez Meijide, took part at a panel discussion about RPAS use and doctrine at UNVEX S&D.
In an interview with Infodefensa.com, the general said that the Army needed to “increase its acquisitions of Class I systems (micro, mini and small) and replace the current Class II PASI (sensorized aerial intelligence platform) with a system that meets present and future needs.”
Meijide also underscored that in the coming years, “the operational environment will remain unpredictable, dynamic, unstable and be of growing complexity.”
Could you summarize the regulatory framework for RPAS use in the Army?
To operate RPAS you need to first comply with the Defense Airworthiness Rulebook, along with the specific rules set by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. As to the Army, there are regulations on flight security and operator training. There’s also an implementation committee that...
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