Afghanistan is proving to be a different type of war from that fought in Iraq. Afghanistan is a large, sparsely populated country with few cities, roads and railways, but it must be thoroughly patrolled and its hot spots must be monitored. “From the ISR [intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance] perspective, the need is just for more,” says Maj. Gen. Tom Andersen, Air Combat Command’s director of requirements (A8). “We talk about wide-area surveillance, hyper-spectral and GMTI ...

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