The FY19 NDAA authorizes a $17 billion national defense budget and ISR & C2 technologies form a key part of defense spending across the Air Force, Navy and Army this year. New technologies in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, swarms and hypersonic weapons are set to change our mindset on C2ISR. Ahead of this year’s ISR & C2 Battle Management U.S.A. conference, we surveyed government and industry experts to share insights on key elements defining U.S. defense intelligence spending and multi-domain operations. The exclusive results of the survey will answer the following questions:
- Where does our greatest vulnerability lie in the C2ISR enterprise?
- Is the main inhibitor to realising multi-domain ISR and C2?
- Where is the key enabling technology to turn the multi-domain concept into capability?
- Concerning the U.S. FY19 budget, what are you most pleased to see investment in?
- Bearing these enabling technologies in mind, who would you say are the leading companies that are fielding some of the most promising solutions today?
With the 5th annual ISR & C2 Battle Management USA Conference returning this November 2018, learn more about our esteemed conference chairmen:
- Lieutenant Robert ‘Bob’ Otto (Ret), Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2013-2016)
- Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe (Ret), former Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2015-2017)
- Lieutenant General David Deptula (Ret), Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)
The emergence of new conflicts in the past twelve months has forced new demands on airborne ISR assets. In response, intelligence chiefs are calling for major changes to spending priorities before these problems become insurmountable. Defence IQ's Richard de Silva speaks with Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner, director of the Intelligence Division at the NATO International Military Staff; Brigadier David Evans, the Royal Navy’s Head of Information Superiority; and Matt Roper, Chief of the Joint ISR Team at NATO’s Communications and Information Agency (NCIA).
We surveyed over 200 people within the U.S Intelligence community, from government and military employees to solution providers and academics. This survey report gives an insight into the collective feeling about current focus areas for ISR & C2 BM, and the interaction between the government and other industries on ISR & C2 BM solutions.
Defence IQ has written a short paper on the Combat Cloud concept and how this will enable Fusion Warfare to be realized in the future multi domain battlespace. The ‘Combat Cloud’ concept is strongly advocated by Lt. General (ret) David A. Deptula, current Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies who will be co-chairing the ISR & C2 Battle Management USA conference.