The high mission complexity is also visible in the command of the UAVs. Previous approaches to reducing the workload primarily foresee an increase in automation on board the UAVs, for example in the form of order-based command and control. In this case, however, the human being gives control to the machine, which can prove disadvantageous in some situations. With variable degrees of automation, a balance can be struck between workload and control and adjusted according to the situation. The creation of a cognitive architecture suitable for this, as well as the investigation of the problems arising in this context and the appropriate integration of variable degrees of automation are the main focuses of research here.