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NATO fusion to counter threats

5th July 2016 - 09:17 GMT | by Tim Fish in Kaiserlautern


By combining their national analysis assets, NATO’s intelligence chiefs hope to dramatically expand their situational awareness capability.

In exercise Unified Vision 2016 based out of the Warrior Preparation Centre near Kaiserlautern in Germany, NATO has been testing its Federated Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (FED PED) concept.

This is whereby PED cells that contain up to a dozen analysts each, analyse all the information coming in from data collection platforms (such as unmanned systems, aircraft, vehicles, Special Forces, satellites) and work it into useable intelligence are pooled together or ‘federated’.

Commodore Arne-Morten Grønningsæter, head of the joint ISR programme at NATO

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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