U.S. Army officials outlined new initiatives to buildÂ defense systems that would enable the military to âseeâ from thousands of miles to detect and track targets, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday.Â The service intendsÂ to develop a long-range penetrating capability to address the growing efforts of adversaries to create systems that could hit or affect the U.S., such as long-range missiles and advanced radar equipment.Â
âRight now, we have a challenge with sensing deep in the United States Army. The chiefâs No. 1 priority for modernization is long-range precision fires,â Maj. Gen. Robert Walters, commander of the Intelligence Center of Excellence, said during the recent AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.
The Army wants to build a new multi-domain sensing system, artificial intelligence-based moving target identification sensorsÂ and a Terrestrial Layer System combiningÂ signals intelligence and electronic warfare system to observe enemy territory.Â The service also established an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance task forceÂ to help in multi-domain operations in 2018.Â
âThe ISR TF is working with long-range precision fires, assured precision, navigation and timing, and future vertical lift cross-functional teams to optimize existing intelligence capabilities, as well as to identify critical collection requirements from the space to the terrestrial layer that can provide targetable data in support of long-range precision,â said Army Spokesperson Cheryle Rivas.