Non-traditional Airborne ISR: Immediate Battlefield Intelligence at a Fraction of the Cost

Neil Waghorn

Non-Traditional ISR (NTISR) has emerged to fill the gap between the increasing demand for intelligence by commanders in the field, and the amount of intelligence that traditional airborne ISR assets (such as the Nimrod, U2 etc.) have conventionally been able to provide. Through the addition of a variety of sensor and surveillance systems and recording technology, such as those seen in the LITENING and ROVER systems, it has become commonplace to gather intelligence from aircraft that are sim...
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