The new Integrated Intelligence Center (I2C) from General
Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) presents innovative ways to
improve the user experience for operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft
(RPA) using automation and user experience-based design (UX).
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The System for Tactical Archival, Retrieval and Exploitation (STARE) is a component of GA-ASI’s new Integrated Intelligence Center. STARE’s Common Operation Picture shows the location of ISR assets, where they can look, and what they are currently looking at. STARE’s automated Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination capabilities produces actionable intelligence faster with reduced manpower. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“I2C will rapidly transform data into actionable
intelligence,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “We see
benefits to the warfighter on many fronts, including the reduction of
operational cost – whether it’s Ground Ops, Air Ops, or Intel Ops. By
combining XC2, Automatic Takeoff and Landing, MMC and our single-seat
Certifiable Ground Control Station, we will reduce manning by 50
GA-ASI’s modular and open software architecture designs promote
horizontal integration of third party software and rapid integration of
new capabilities, making the following developments the ideal set of
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) tools for
streamlined and improved collaboration:
eXpeditionary Command & Control (XC2): XC2 laptop leverages GA-ASI’s
Advanced Cockpit development by porting select capabilities to a
ruggedized laptop. A forward-deployed maintainer can use the laptop to
employ automated pre-flight and post-flight checklists that reduce
setup times by up to 50 percent, and reduces the airlift requirements
by eliminating the need for a forward-deployed Ground Control Station
Certifiable Ground Control Station (CGCS): The CGCS enables
single-seat operations to reduce manpower requirements. Its tactical
situation display unifies ISR and C4ISR data, as well as mission
planning into a single Common Operating Picture (COP). The integrated
Collins Pro Line Fusion® enables CGCS certifiability for
operation in national airspace.
Multi-Mission Controller (MMC): The MMC enables a single user to
safely control multiple aircraft and perform transit and routine ISR
missions using a hand controller. When an aircraft is tasked with
performing more dynamic ISR or a strike mission, MMC allows a rapid
handoff of the aircraft to a dedicated GCS, where a mission crew can
Metis – Automated intelligence Collection Management – Metis is a
map-based interface that enables a pre-approved Metis user to request
ISR products from the RPA, similar to ordering a car from Uber. Once
the Metis user sends a task, it’s transmitted to MMC in real time. The
MMC user selects the task and an integrated third party auto-router
automatically generates a safe route to the requested target.
STARE Imagery: The System for Tactical Archival, Retrieval, and
Exploitation’s (STARE) Common Operation Picture shows aircraft
locations, where the operator can look and what they are looking at.
The Multi-INT exploitation tool ingests, archives, disseminates and
makes ISR data discoverable for imagery analysts to utilize. STARE
reduces data exploitation tasks from hours to minutes.
Automation of Intel Ops: I2C integrates third party
capabilities and software services to make Intel analysts more
effective. Automated Activity Alerts – based on Multi-INT data
correlation – reduces the need for eyes-on RPA sensor data to pick out
significant activity. GA-ASI is partnering with best-of-breed
companies specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine
Learning with proven AI-based systems deployed across multiple
commercial sectors. GA-ASI works with these businesses to train their
AI capability with MQ-9, MQ-1C and Predator ISR data.
These tools and capabilities are either operationally deployed,
undergoing customer operational assessment or are actively flying
Hi-resolution images of the Integrated Intelligence Center are
available to qualified media outlets from the listed GA-ASI media
contact. For all Paris Air Show announcements from GA-ASI, go to www.ga-asi.com/paris-2019.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.
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