Air Force sensors might get new analysis job

Initial data review would proceed transmission of critical data to analysts

Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Scott Bethel, speaking at a conference June 27, proposed that the service employ its airborne sensors to perform initial intelligence analysis before transferring data to Distributed Common Ground System stations, reports Defense News.

This would mean that the often painstaking and tedious work analysts do as they dissect numerous Phase I intelligence videos would be migrated onto the sensors, which would then forward only the critical data to analysts, thus creating a more efficient use of time and manpower.

In addition, Bethel said using the sensors for analysis would be advantageous because “It would also make the system more responsive to a greater range of threats across the spectrum rather than being focused on counter insurgency,” the article states.

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