Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

ISR helps to gain situational awareness, battlespace understanding and supports decision-making processes. Modern warfare is undergoing a profound transformation as Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDT) are providing great opportunities for the way we think, plan, organize and manage operations. Implementing Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) will require new Joint All Domain Command and Control (JAD-C2) structures and systems to generate effects in all domains simultaneously using a shared information cloud or combat cloud. The most effective way to achieve the transformation of ISR through the combination of Big Data management and other EDT is to enhance data-fused analysis, timely information sharing, actionable intelligence, and faster decision-making processes. This will ensure information superiority in both conventional and non-conventional warfare.

Our SME supports the development of new ISR technologies and capabilities, and their integration as key enablers to NATO Air & Space Power projection. He also promotes and influences NATO ISR doctrine, standardization, and operational concepts.

Featured Publications

Alliance Future Surveillance and Control

How Will NATO Continue to Effectively Monitor the Skies?
By Maj 
The NATO E-3A, or AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System), had its first operational mission in 1982. This remarkable aircraft has the ability to track and detect airborne threats from hundreds of miles away, while [...]

The Finnish Air Force

Ensuring Readiness and Leveraging High-End Air Capabilities while Integrating with NATO
By Maj Gen 
‘Today and in the future, the FINAF has a crucial role in constituting the backbone of security in the challenging Northern Eastern operational environment.’ The Finnish Air Force (FINAF) is recognized for its rich history, [...]

The Heart of Decision Superiority

Evolve or Lose – Why Your Next War May Be Won or Lost in Seconds
By Col (ret.) 
‘The question is not whether NATO will need to evolve and develop its C4ISR capabilities but whether it can do so in time to meet the gathering threats to the Alliance.’ General James Cartwright, Former [...]


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