|[March 28, 2012]
Strategy Analytics: Airborne ISR Stable despite Budgetary Pressures
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Defense spending on ISR (intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance) will remain a priority across nations despite budgetary
pressures, and will be epitomized by continued use of both traditional
and non-traditional ISR (NTISR) assets. The Strategy Analytics (News - Alert) Advanced
Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Defense
Budgets, Multiple Platforms and Battlespace Collaboration to Drive
Future Airborne ISR," predicts the utilization of common ISR
assets across nations as a common practice to take advantage of future
technologies and platforms.
The effective use of ISR capabilities will be increasingly important
drivers in achieving battlespace collaboration as future conflicts
transitio toward net-centricity and coalition-based operations.
Traditional ISR assets include US JSTARS (Joint Surveillance and Target (News - Alert)
Attack Radar System) and UK Sentinel platforms. NTISR platforms include
fast-jets such as the Saab Gripen and Boeing F/A-18.
"Pod solutions from companies such as ELTA Systems and Northrop Grumman (News - Alert)
allow non-traditional platforms, like fast-jets, to perform ISR
missions," noted Eric Higham, ADS Service Director North America.
"However, offloading and analyzing the data in a timely and actionable
fashion will remain a bottleneck. This is where traditional ISR assets
will continue to play a key role."
"UAV platforms, like the Predator and Global Hawk, will continue to
increase their penetration of the ISR environment, although extension
into civilian law enforcement activities will require careful
integration of these platforms into civilian airspace," noted Asif
Anwar, Director of the ADS service. "A strong market also remains for
companies such as Hawker Beechcraft, for manned ISR platforms."
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