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Maritime Reconnaissance – Manned and Unmanned Teaming

The Navy is keenly interested in what is over the horizon or under the surface of the ocean.  Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) have filled a critical role since the 1960’s.  Through sonobouys and onboard sensors, these aircraft sweep the ocean (above and below) to find the enemy.  To do this well, the Navy uses aircraft that have long endurance, and stuff them full of sensors and sonobouys that can collect information.  The intelligence that is gleaned is directly fed into the National Intelligence Community.  It’s a critical piece of the operational picture and situational awareness the warfighter depends on.

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Chris Ward (Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)) has over 30 years of experience helping the Department of Defense (DoD) solve difficult technology requirements. She has a proven track record of building, maintaining, securing and certifying technology solutions for use within DoD. She works with Industry to identify key opportunities and provides strategic guidance and support. She is a strategic analyst and cybersecurity professional who has deep expertise in improving enterprise cybersecurity.