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EC '09 ROVER 5 demonstrations highlight encrypted full motion video downlink

24th July 2009 - 10:30 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


“Empire Challenge,” the premier US Department of Defense live joint and coalition intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) interoperability demonstration, began in 2004 under the leadership of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

While the initial aim of the “Empire Challenge” series was to improve coalition interoperability within the imagery intelligence architecture, the recent leadership switch from NGA to US Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) coincided with a change in emphasis toward the application of ISR to facilitate command and control capabilities.

“Empire Challenge ‘09” is currently underway at the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California, with distributed data disseminated to

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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