ISR Needs Put Fighters in Surveillance Role

By Angus Batey
RAF Marham and RAF Waddington

Changing combat conditions in Afghanistan and the advent of high-resolution pod-mounted sensors have seen a surge in fighter planes being used for a new type of recon activity known as non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR).

Since deploying to Afghanistan in 2009, Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s have been used extensively in a counter ...

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