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U.S. ISR & C2 Battle Management Survey 2016: Results

Defence IQ surveyed over 300 people involved in the U.S. Intelligence Community, from government and military employees to commercial solution-providers, in order to find out how the collective feels about current acquisition policies, public-private relationships and the latest technology trends. Here's what we... Read More

New Insight: Senior figures discuss U.S. ISR developments

The proliferation of ISR technologies over the past decade of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia has led to these assets becoming a mission critical component in operations. With new operating environments come new threat types and new capability challenges. In order to maintain information dominance the Intelligence Community needs to... Read More


U.S. Air Force prioritises investment in JSTARS programme

The U.S. Air Force is now courting enthusiastic interest from the world’s leading aerospace firms, having allocated $70 million in the FY 2015 budget request for a next-generation replacement to the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). Current plans are to bring the new surveillance aircraft into operation by 2022. At present,... Read More

USAF airborne ISR capabilities set for $2.5 billion boost with Joint STARS Recapitalization programme

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Owens, Theater Battle Control Division chief, discusses battle management priorities with industry partners during a Hanscom Representatives Association meeting in Lexington, Mass. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) The Joint STARS Recapitalization programme, a project designed to upgrade and modernise the U.S.... Read More


Colonel Dale Van Dusen, USAF

Colonel Dale Van Dusen, Deputy PEO Battle Management, AFLCMC, US Air Force, discusses Joint STARS... Read More

ISR & C2 Battle Management: Highlights from London, 2016

Every year, the global intelligence community attends the ISR & C2 Battle Management Summit in London, UK, and Washington DC, USA. The event brings together over 180 Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of ISR, National Intelligence Leaders, Program Executive Officers and Industry Directors from across the globe to discuss the challenges and success... Read More

Colonel Paul Caltagirone, USAF

Colonel Paul Caltagirone, Chief of Joint Integration and Interoperability, AF/A2CJ ISR Capabilities, US Air Force, discussing Process, Exploitation and Dissemination... Read More

Amish Patel, IBM Analytics

Amish Patel, Global Leader, IBM Analytics, discusses the demand for data solutions from government and... Read More

Major General Jerry D. Harris, USAF

Major General Jerry D. Harris, Jr., Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, US Air Force, discussing the challenges of ISR capacity and... Read More

Matt Roper, NATO

Matt Roper, Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NATO Communications and Information Agency, discusses the ISR & C2 Battle Management conference and the developments in this... Read More

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Intelligence in the Air: Tracking the Progress of the Top U.S. Projects

August 2015A look into the latest development news across the biggest airborne ISR programmes currently underway in the United States. Including progress on the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), delays to the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS), plans for upgrades to the  Distributed Common... Read More

NATO ISR facing a "mounting threat", say intelligence chiefs

February 2015 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... Read More

Getting above the competition in the Airborne ISR Market

The global market for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and payloads is thriving, with recent assessments pegging its latest value at close to $20 billion and forecasts of up to $43 billion by 2020. Providing a high-end, versatile capability that offers broad situational awareness, airborne ISR is the force... Read More

ISR and AEW Aircraft Global Market Report: 2015-2016

The global market for airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% between 2013 and 2023, despite shrinking military budgets - airborne ISR represents the eyes and ears of modern defence forces, and major U.S. projects such as the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS)... Read More

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Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management: Earlier this year...

View the overview of the innaugural Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management conference held in London, UK, in February 2014 and see what the response was like from both our senior military participants and those industry professionals providing the latest in high-end aircraft, equipment and... Read More

BAE Systems: Effective training for airborne ISR

Susan Oakley, Technical Director at BAE Systems, explains the company's approach to training, specifically in the field of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the 2014 Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management conference held in London,... Read More

Northrop Grumman: Unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance

Walt Kreitler, Director of Business Development at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, updates us on the performance of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle... Read More

Northrop Grumman: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Jay Mulhall, Director of Business Development at Northrop Grumman for the E-2/C-2 programme, discusses the huge steps that the company has been taking in developing and trialling the latest Hawkeye airborne early warning... Read More

US Army: Airborne Intelligence

Colonel Adam Hinsdale, Deputy Director of ISR Programs for the US Army, spoke to us at the London conference about the most recent developments and overall challenges from the Army's perspective when it comes to integrating airborne ISR into effective cross-service... Read More

Royal Air Force: Purposing ISR aircraft for civil response

Wing Commander Jim Beldon, Officer Commanding 8 Squadron, UK Royal Air Force, discusses recent operations under which the RAF has assisted in providing vital ISR coverage from the sky during civil emergencies and the prospects for the... Read More

NATO: Supporting allied airborne ISR

Brigadier General Michael Hain, General Manager at NAPMA, discusses the overarching NATO perspective on interoperability for ISR systems and data among member... Read More

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Survey Report 2017

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... Read More

Combat Cloud

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... Read More


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Defence IQ’s ISR and C2 Battle Management U.S. 2016 Conference Attendee List

Taking place in Washington in early November, Defence IQ’s 4th annual ISR and C2 Battle Management U.S. conference is an industry hub and will once again gather leading defense and aerospace OEMs and SMEs, as well as emerging and established technologists, to showcase cutting-edge, high impact solutions, share innovations in defence procurement... Read More