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Air Land Sea Bulletin No. 2007-3, Sep-2007

Air Land Sea Bulletin No. 2007-3, Sep-2007

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AIR
 
LAND
 
SEA
 
BULLETIN
 Issue No. 2007-3
Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center
September 200
NTISR
Nontraditional Intelligence, Surveillance,and Reconnaissance
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.
 
 
 
Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center114 Andrews StreetLangley AFB VA 23665-2785
 Staff 
Director
COL Thomas Joseph Murphy, USA
Deputy Director
Col Steven Garland, USAF
Editor
Mrs. Bea Waggener, Civilian, USAF
Publications Officer
Maj Xavian Draper, USAF
Layout
Sylvia S. McCorkle, Civilian, USN
Purpose:
ALSA Center publishes the
 ALSB
three times ayear. ALSA is a multi-Service DOD field agency sponsoredby the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command(TRADOC), Marine Corps Combat Development Command(MCCDC), Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC),and Headquarters Air Force Doctrine Development andEducation Center (AFDDEC). This periodical is governedby Army Regulation 25-30, Chapter 10. The
 ALSB
is avehicle to “spread the word” on recent developments inwarfighting concepts, issues, and Service interoperability.The intent is to provide a cross-Service flow of informationamong readers around the globe.
Disclaimer: Since the
 ALSB
is an open forum, the articles, letters, andopinions expressed or implied herein should not beconstrued to be the official position of TRADOC,MCCDC, NWDC, AFDDEC, or ALSA Center.Submissions:
We solicit articles and reader’s comments.Contributions of 1,500
 
words or less are ideal. Submitcontributions, double-spaced in MS Word. Include name,title, complete unit address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Graphics can appear in an article, but youmust also provide a
separate computer file for eachgraphic and photograph (photos must be 300 dpi)
.Send e-mail submissions toalsadirector@langley.af.mil.ALSA Center reserves the right to edit content to meetspace limitations and to conform to
 
the
ALSB
style andformat.
Next issue: January 2008. SubmissionDEADLINE: COB 15 October 2007.
Theme of this issueis military operations in urban terrain (MOUT).
Reprints:
ALSA Center grants permission to reprintarticles. Please credit the author and the
 ALSB
. Localreproduction of the
 ALSB
is authorized and encouraged.
Subscriptions:
We continue to validate our subscriber’sinformation and requirements. If you wish to
discontinueyour subscription
 
of the
ALSB
, please send an e-mail toalsaadmin@langley.af.mil. Phone commercial (757) 225-0902 or DSN 575-0902.
Mailing/Distribution:
This publication is packaged formailing and distributed by the ALSA Center.
ALSA Center Web Sites:
The
 ALSB
and MTTP publicationsthat have no distribution restriction are at our public website:http://www.alsa.mil. All other MTTP publications areat our restricted web site:https://wwwmil.alsa.mil.
 
Cover Photo By – TSgt Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr., USAF
Current ALSA MTTP Publications………………………………….15ALSA Organization…………………………………………………..19
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
CONTENTS
IN HOUSE
Director’s Comments—
Supporting the Warfighter………………………………………………..3
FEATURE ARTICLES
An Airman’s View of NTISR……………………….5Sensor Packaging—Making the Most ofNTISR…………………………………………..….11
 
NTISR in Division TACP Operations……………..7
ALSB-2007-3 2
 
 
Director’s Comments—Supporting the Warfighter
The mission of the Air Land SeaApplication (ALSA) Center is torapidly develop multi-Service tactics,techniques, and procedures (MTTP)publications and studies in order tomeet the immediate needs of thewarfighter. The purpose of the
 Air  Land Sea Bulletin (ALSB)
is to“spread the word” on recent conceptsand issues while providing a vehiclefor the cross-flow of informationamong the Services. The Airmen,Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and CoastGuardsmen who live and fight at thetactical level of war are the lifebloodof ALSA and the reason why the
 ALSB
is written. As the ALSADirector, I will keep our focussquarely on that mission andmaintain the
 ALSB
as a forum foryour multi-Service dialogues.The theme for this issue of the
 ALSB
is Nontraditional Intelligence,Surveillance, and Reconnaissance(NTISR) which is a topic of significantrelevance for both Operation IRAQIFREEDOM and OperationENDURING FREEDOM. So whetheryou call it NTISR, Inherent ISR, orbelieve there is only ISR, one factremains constant. Advancedtechnology, such as Sniper Pods andTOW Thermal Imaging sights, isproviding increased capabilities tothe warfighter, and smart operatorslike you are discovering ways to useexisting equipment to improve thecommander's situational awareness.The lead off article by LieutenantColonel Lewis D. “DoughHill (Ret)reviews an Air Force definition of NTISR and its practical applicationin Operation DESERT STORM andOperation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF).In the second article, LieutenantColonel Wayne L. Shaw III discussesthe need for NTISR tactics,techniques, and procedures (TTP)and focuses in on his experienceswith the Remotely Operated Video-Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) duringOIF. For the final article, Capt Kevin“Gunner” Pratte describes theeffectiveness of “packaging” NTISRsystems with traditional ISRmethods.At the back of this and everyissue of the
 ALSB
, you will find acomplete listing of current ALSApublications which are available tothe warfighter on our website. Asyou will note from our missionstatement, our publications cover theentire military spectrum, and if something is missing we want tohear from you ASAP. In the comingyear, we will publish revised editionsof 
 Joint Application of Firepowe(JFIRE)
and
Tactical ConvoyOperations (TCO)
while we developnew publications in the areas of 
 Air Operations in Maritime SurfaceWarfare,
and
Strike Coordination and  Reconnaissance
.We know that our readers are abroad and varied group of warriors,many with multiple tours in one ormore theaters, and the bottomline isthat we want to hear from you, learnfrom your practical experience withtactics, techniques, and proceduresat the tactical level, and improveService interoperability. Even whenyour input doesnt directly match thetheme of a particular issue of the
 ALSB
, we often find it applicable toan MTTP that may be coming due forrevision. That said, don’t be bashful.We need you to continue submittingarticles and ideas so we can improvelife for the warfighter. Our January2008
 ALSB
will be focused onmilitary operations in urban terrain(MOUT) and the May 2008
 ALSB
willbe focused on advisor teams workingwith foreign forces. The suspense foraccepting articles for these two
 ALSB
 issues is 15 October 2007 and 29February 2008 respectively.ALSA is no different than yourorganization, and we experienced thetraditional summer personnel
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