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Virtual War: ISR

Big Data

How Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Works

NATO continues to develop key capabilities to protect the security and freedom of its members. Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) is one of these capabilities.  It is a combination of processes, systems, and people, including air, ground, maritime, and space assets, which feed into one “fused” report. JISR is vital for all military operations, it provides information and intelligence to decision-makers and action-takers, helping them make informed, timely and accurate decisions. This animation demonstrates how JISR works. This video was published by NATO on August 29, 2014.

Third Offset Strategy

ISR Mission (AFA Video)

ISR is one of the Air Force’s five enduring core missions and is integral to Global Vigilance for the nation—foundational to Global Reach and Global Power. As we transition to what will likely be a highly volatile, unpredictable future, AF ISR will be the bedrock upon which the service provides freedom of action to our joint and coalition partners. ISR is the top combatant commander requirement and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Balancing capabilities across the range of military operations remains a top priority as ISR experts deliver decision advantage to commanders at all levels. Published by United States Air Force on September 13, 2015.


Surveillance and Reconnaissance