Groundwatch - Istar in Flux

Braybrook, Roy
June 2006
Armada International;Jun/Jul2006, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p10
This section presents updates on the Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance capabilities of the U.S. The U-2 pioneered the operational use of a Sar/MTI radar, but the combination of such a radar and a multi-station airborne command and control centre came only with the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint Stars of the U.S. Air Force. The U-2 is also allegedly heavy on manpower, the U.S. Air Force 9th Reconnaissance Wing of 36 aircraft requiring around 3300 personnel.


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