Gulf Nations Seek Expanded Intelligence Capabilities
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Gulf Cooperation Council members have been seeking expanded intelligence capabilities for years.

Middle Eastern nations are now considering a host of US- and other foreign-made intelligence planes, a market expected to experience growing sales in the coming years, according to experts.

And as nations look to bolster their intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) fleets, the US Air Force is looking at creating a center of excellence in this area.

“There’s conversation when you look at where do we have some of the biggest shortfalls: It’s in ISR command and control,” Heidi Grant, US Air Force deputy undersecretary for international affairs, said in an interview.

Read more at http://www.defensenews.com/article/20131119/DEFREG04/311190022/GCC-Nations-Look-Bolster-ISR-Fleets.

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