The mission of airborne intelligence is to gain a clear picture of the combat landscape below. Enter the Department of Defense’s Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) fleet, which includes the Army, Air Force, Special Operations, and National Guard. The fleet was created amid urgent wartime requirements, and has performed thousands of flight hours over the past decade. While reliance on the fleet has increased, its training program fell short, plagued by high costs, inefficiencies, and a lack of integrated training systems.
Facing increased risks and budget constraints, the Department of Defense (DoD) partnered with Booz Allen to chart a major course correction to improve mission readiness. The Booz Allen team conceived of and delivered an integrated simulation capability that trained the full crew—air, ground, and systems—as one unit for the first time.
Booz Allen developed an Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Integrated Simulation (IIS) capability linking air crews with system operators and ground forces. The full crew, who work together on missions, could rehearse together prior to combat. In fact, they could even rehearse over real-world terrain to increase familiarity with their areas of responsibility. The simulation environment provides an affordable, geographically distributable, scalable, and realistic solution.