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Paweł Szczepaniak
Agnieszka Gugała-Szczerbicka
Dariusz Rodzik


The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the advantages and functionalities of the concept implemented for the needs of the Polish Armed Forces of using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as a two-level unmanned reconnaissance and medical system designed to acquire and provide information about the health condition of soldiers injured on the battlefield, as well as to provide initial medical aid. The presented solution assumes the use of e.g. sensors, biosensors, RVT (Remote Video Terminal), audio devices, as well as analyzes performed using implemented algorithms and artificial intelligence. The article contains the characteristics of the battlefield medical support system along with its legal conditions and key principles, as well as an analysis of the design and system solutions available on the market used for this type of operational applications. Based on this, the appropriate place for the concept proposed by the authors was determined in military logistics structures.


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Szczepaniak, P., Gugała-Szczerbicka, A., & Rodzik, D. (2023). THE ROLE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS IN THE TASKS OF MILITARY MEDICAL SUPPORT ON BATTLEFIELD. Aviation and Security Issues, 3(1), 193–211.
Author Biography

Paweł Szczepaniak, Air Force Institute of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

ORCID: 0000-0001-6544-0005


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