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Lockheed, Verizon use drone swarm to transfer ISR data between 5G networks in ongoing pilot

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The next demonstration is slated for November, officials told DefenseScoop on Tuesday.

NRO, Air and Space Forces jointly investigating how to improve space-based ISR

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The Space Force, Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office are deepening collaboration as they explore better ways to provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information to warfighters and U.S. policymakers, NRO Director Chris Scolese confirmed on Thursday. ISR capabilities enable officials to gather intel about adversaries by tracking their behavior and movements. Much of what NRO does is classified, but the office has been capturing and supplying ISR data…

Air Force outgoing commander says department's information warfare command must scale

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The key to maintaining initial successes in the vision of the Air Force’s first information warfare command in reducing stovepipes and achieving outcomes is being able to scale in the future, its outgoing commander said. Regarding what’s next for 16th Air Force, “much of it has to do with our ability to scale and to meet the just ever increasing demand for what our airmen bring as they generate insights,…

Army awards $72M for prototypes for next-generation intelligence ground station

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The Army has awarded two companies $36 million each to develop a prototype for its next-generation ground system to collect and disseminate sensor data to decision-makers and weapons platforms. In a Tuesday announcement, the Army said it awarded Palantir and Raytheon Technologies other transaction authority agreements (OTAs) for development and integration of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN). TITAN is considered a critical modernization component for the Army’s multi-domain…

Space Force, intelligence agencies close to completing new strategic review

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The Pentagon and the Intelligence Community (IC) are set to wrap up a “space strategic review” in late June or July, according to a senior Space Force official. For it, the Space Force and IC are jointly assessing U.S. needs associated with offensive and defensive weapons and deterrence capabilities, and classification challenges that can hinder the application of those technologies. This study was tasked to the agencies by the National…

Air Force chooses new leader for ISR, cyber effects

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Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback was selected to be the next Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations, the Pentagon announced Thursday night. If her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, she will take over for Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien, who was selected in April to be the Joint Staff CIO and head the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) effort. Lauderback, who…

Special Operations Command looking to ditch some of its drones, buy new ISR capabilities

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Special Operations Command wants better intelligence collection and intel fusion capabilities, and officials plan to take a hard look at their drone portfolio to determine which systems are no longer needed. SOCOM acquired a slew of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to meet requirements for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But some of those might no longer be needed as the command pivots to new technologies and great power competition…