Goodrich Advanced Systems Support RAF Squadrons in Libya and Afghanistan
- Goodrich supplied intelligence systems used to analyze imagery
The DB-110 reconnaissance pod provides electro-optic and infra-red, real-time, long-range, imagery to the Goodrich Intel System ground stations. The RAF Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing (TIW) uses the Goodrich Intel System to produce intelligence from imagery captured by the RAPTOR system. This imagery and intelligence is used to brief commanders with timely and detailed information to enable critical operational decisions. RAPTOR has been widely used in support of land and air forces in current campaigns and was described as a key element in the mission to enforce the UN resolutions to protect the people of Libya.
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Commenting on the employment of the RAPTOR system in an RAF news article Group Capt. Peter Squires stated that, "A major deficiency we have in the Libyan campaign is the lack of human intelligence on the ground. So we rely a lot more on imagery intelligence." Goodrich provided systems have been in use throughout the entire Libyan conflict. RAPTOR has been widely used in support of land and air forces in current campaigns and was described as a key element in the mission to enforce the UN resolutions to protect the people of Libya.
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