The Raytheon Strategic ISR is a Bombardier Global Express modified into an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) configuration and operated by Raytheon. The aircraft provides long-range, wide-area battlefield surveillance, delivering critical intelligence and target tracking information. Using its powerful multi-mode radar, the mission crew identifies, tracks and images numerous targets over great ranges, passing the information in near real time to friendly forces. A ground-based team of intelligence imagery analysts back up the flight crews, conducting in-depth forensic analysis of collected data, and using it to generate intelligence products for time-critical dissemination to commanders and decision makers, enabling them to execute current operations and plan future strategies.
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