Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance – Sept 2017
September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017
As territorial disputes and aggressive force posturing persist in the South China Sea and Baltics and counter-narcotics and human trafficking crimes continue in Latin America and the Mediterranean respectively, maritime ISR remains the critical capability for all nation states with maritime obligations. In response to this need, industry has delivered vast technological improvements to unmanned systems, advanced sensors and satellite constellations that have revolutionised information gathering and the ability to create full situational awareness.These capabilities are now available to support traditional maritime patrol aircraft operations and platform-based ISR. However, challenges remain for integrating, fusing and analysing the abundance of collected data in order to deliver information superiority to the operational commander. Whatever the objective, the Commander in 2017 is as likely to be constrained by data-overload as data-scarcity.