Accession Number : ADA472243


Title :   Observations in the Dissemination of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Data and Information within a Coalition Environment


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NATO C3 AGENCY THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Mahaffey, John L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a472243.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems have become a leading edge capability for the Joint and Combined Forces Commander. The 21st century battlefield is characterized a varied level of threats, weapons and missions. These include large force conventional operations, special operations, counter-insurgency operations, anti-crime operations and natural disaster relief. The threats run the gamut from well equipped conventional forces to poorly equipped insurgents; from terrorists equipped with weapons of mass destruction to disease brought on by natural disaster and famine. The commander must plan for this new battlefield with weapons, command and control and information. Much of this information, especially that received and exploited in near real time, comes from ISR assets. Unfortunately, ISR assets are both high demand and low density. No single nation can afford to provide all the ISR the commander needs. As a result, the commander must rely on a coalition of ISR systems to provide this benefit. But there are problems, information security, system interoperability, communications limitations and variable capabilities and limitations within ISR system classes conspires to reduce the overall system's effectiveness for use in near real time across a broad coalition. The Coalition Aerial Surveillance and Reconnaissance (CAESAR) project serves as the primary model for this experimentation. This paper will address some of these issues and provide potential solutions based upon experimentation with multinational ISR systems in a coalition environment. The data and information detailed in this paper are based upon an operational view of technical capabilities to disseminate ISR data across a multinational coalition.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *COOPERATION , NATO , INTERNATIONAL , OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , INFORMATION SECURITY , RECONNAISSANCE , SURVEILLANCE , SYMPOSIA , INTEROPERABILITY


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE