JOINT CAPABILITY GROUP ON UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
JCGUAV: HISTORY, OBJECTIVES AND TASKS
NATO recognized the importance of UAV/UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) already in middle 90s, when three working groups (one for each service- navy, land and air) were formed to address the issues associated with UAS integration into the NATO force structure. In 2006the three UAV working groups merged into one joint group (JCGUAV) which was placed under the NNAG. In 2008 a UAV Classification guide was adopted to assist in the process of developing a common language for deliberating, planning and operation UAV/UAS in a coalition environment.
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE is a powered aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expandable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or non-lethal payload. UAVs are remotely operated by a ground crew. (source: AAP-6)