May 17, 2022
K-State Salina UAS professor authors new textbook in series on weapons of mass destruction
A Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology professor is an author and managing editor of a new textbook about unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned undersea vehicles.
Randall K. Nichols, professor of practice of unmanned aircraft systems, is part of a team of experts that wrote "Drone Delivery of CBNRECy — Dew Weapons: Emerging Threats of Mini-Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disruption," available through New Prairie Press. The textbook is the sixth in a series about UAS, counter-unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned undersea vehicles and how they can be used to deploy weapons of mass destruction and deception.
The book, which took two years to research by the 11-member team, offers insight into the emerging technology of unmanned drone and other automated technologies being used for the delivery of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives and cyber weapons, directed energy weapons and more.
Along with Nichols, textbook co-authors include Suzanne Sincavage, Hans C. Mumm, Wayne D. Lonstein, Candice M. Carter, John-Paul Hood, Randall Mai, Mark J. Jackson, Mike Monnik, Robert McCreight and William Slofer.