U.S. Army ‘Learns Quick’ With Contractor-owned ISR Jets

L3Harris ARES jet

The L3Harris-owned ARES jet is flying ISR missions in the Pacific theater from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.

Credit: L3Harris
When the U.S. Army’s intelligence branch deployed a newly modified, contractor-owned surveillance jet to Japan in July 2020, problems were expected. It was the Army’s first foray into high-altitude spying, representing the biggest leap in the service’s fixed-wing intelligence-gathering fleet in...

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