Afghanistan Drawdown Prompts U.S. Army ISR Review

By Amy Butler
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 11, 2013
Credit: Beverly Nowak/Boeing

As the Pentagon plans to pull forces out of Afghanistan and sharpen its focus on activities in the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Army has yet to craft a clear road map for its future tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) needs.

The service is, however, firm on a new program that would act as a linchpin for its future ISR force structure, despite prime contractor Boeing missing a deadline to deploy the system within 18 months of contract award, which would have been late last year.

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