Tag Archives: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance

DARPA to Host Event on National Security Challenges, Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a two-day event on Aug. 2 to 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the Strategic Technology Office’s mission, problem spaces and technology interests with industry. DARPA said Friday the Sync with STO event seeks to foster discussion between STO program managers and technologists on ways to address …

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Air Force Picks 305 Airmen for RPA Pilot Selection Board Process

The U.S. Air Force has selected 305 active-duty personnel to proceed with a selection process to identify the next enlisted batch that will attend remotely piloted aircraft training. The service branch said Wednesday the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board is part of an effort to boost the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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NATO Eyes E-3 AWACS Aircraft Deployment for Islamic State Fight

NATO wants to send E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft to the Middle East in October to aid the US-led coalition’s counterterrorism efforts against the Islamic State militant group, Defense News reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes NATO Deputy General Alexander Vershbow told reporters the alliance’s fleet of 16 E-3 AWACS planes can help coalition members conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Navy Takes in 13th Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy received pre-commissioning unit USS Illinois attack submarine on Saturday from General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. USS Illinois, the 13th nuclear-powered submarine of the Navy’s Virginia class, arrived ahead of the contract delivery date, the service branch said Monday. “Our plan is to have Illinois out on operations next year, going from construction start …

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Air Force Develops Open Architecture for ISR Ground System

A battle management team of the U.S. Air Force has developed an open architecture for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System that works to support the service branch’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. The Air Force said Thursday the team collaborated with the Air Combat Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory to …

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STRATCOM General Says Satellite Data Overwhelming Pentagon

The rising amount of data collected by U.S. satellites and other aerial platforms is overwhelming the Pentagon’s ability to process it, Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler said Tuesday. Kehler, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told attendees at the GEOINT symposium the problem cannot be corrected by hiring new analysts. …

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GAO Report Recommends More Oversight of DoD ISR

Funding for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — or ISR as it’s known — is thought to be one area of the Defense Department’s budget pie that won’t be shrinking any time soon. The successful intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden helped cement ISR’s reputation in a …

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