NRO eyes new interface standards to ensure that data from reconnaissance satellites gets to warfighters

May 6, 2020
Once JADC2 is in place, platforms will be able to receive data from intelligence community satellites, not just U.S. Space Force constellations.

CHANTILLY, Va. – The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is writing new interface standards to ensure its data will be compatible with the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control system. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 May 2020 -- Now as the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) works to build a new Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system, the NRO is working to ensure that it’s data will be able to flow directly from its satellites and data processors to the warfighter.

The NRO acquires and operates U.S. reconnaissance satellites, collects, and disseminates vast amounts of signals and geospatial intelligence.

JADC2 is a new data architecture being pursued by U.S. Air Force and Space Force leaders that will connect sensors to shooters. Once in place, JADC2 will enable platforms from all services to receive, fuse, and incorporate data from several sensors from any domain for targeting and other operations.

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Military & Aerospace Electronics

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