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Perspective #2: The Latest Link... Automatic Beam Switching

Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Milsat Magazine
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A quotation from Sun Tzu's The Art Of War...“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Military leaders have long understood that mission success often depends on knowing both the enemy’s and one’s own capabilities. For Napoleon at Austerlitz, Lee at Chancellorsville, Eisenhower on D-Day, and the “Left Hook” of Desert Storm, knowledge of the enemy was key to victory. Today, this requirement is further complicated by the speed of operations and the desire to push intelligence to the lowest tactical units. In this environment, it is not surprising that combatant commanders’ first priority is ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)—usually provided by remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs).

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