This document establishes recommended practices for the specification of general performance, design, test, development, and quality assurance requirements for the flight control related functions of the Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) of military Unmanned Aircraft (UA), the airborne element of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as defined by ASTM F 2395-07. The document is written for military unmanned aircraft intended for use primarily in military operational areas. The document also provides a foundation for considerations applicable to safe flight in all classes of airspace.
This document is published for the following reasons: a. Address the need for standards and guide documents for Unmanned Aircraft onboard systems. b. Provide recommended practices for the specification of the flight control related functions of military Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Management Systems. c. Recommend a method for the specification of the appropriate level of flight control capability for an Unmanned Aircraft. d. Address the integration of the flight control functions with all other elements of the vehicle.