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    While the world may be no more dangerous than it was during the height of the Cold War, globalization compounded by rapid technological change has increased the complexity and immediacy of conflicts. This “democratization of violence” along with the increasing “velocity of instability” has in turn heightened demands on the capability of the U.S. Joint Force to defend the homeland, project power, and protect our interests and allies around the world. This paper briefly reviews the global security environment and future trends, examines the implications of those trends for Joint Force 2025, and recommends a focus on three key areas: intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); cyber; and special operations forces (SOF). Finally the…

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    Hot air balloons set the Precedent for Information Collection. Understanding a need for intelligence on the Confederate Army’s strength and disposition President Abraham Lincoln commissioned Thaddeus Lowe to use hot air balloons for surveillance. In 1861, Lowe created the Balloon Corps to provide aerial surveillance of Confederate troops for the Union Army (Gould, 2016). The Balloon Corps flew thousands of surveillance missions in support of the Union Amy until its dismantling in 1863. The…

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    Collision avoidance for manned aircraft relies on the pilot’s judgment and use of his available instruments which include visual awareness. Since there is no pilot on board, there is no means of visual scanning in UAVs to detect aircraft in the vicinity. The operator of the Global Hawk is limited to only instrumentation for detection. This poses an increased risk of collision, when operating in the NAS, as there are many factors which could lead to instrumentation failing to alert the operator…

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    Cameras are increasingly deployed for surveillance, spying, or targeting” (Houtryve 449). In today’s society the government invades the privacy of citizens every day. From surveillance cameras, to hacking into our personal life, and now through different types of drones. In like manner, Tomas Van Houtryve is a photojournalist and writer whose artistic pieces documents the cultures and natural geography of places all over the world. Van Houtryve’s “From the Eyes of a Drone was first published in…

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    also be privately escorted every day to arrive at work may leave some people bewildered. The level of protection, security and surveillance that is enforced on the employees is beyond belief, questionable, and only leaves room for more conspiracists to formulate theories for why this is mandated. In addition to Area 51 being secluded, the facility is also heavily guarded with security to deter visitors from approaching the area. There are no fences that border the territory; however, there…

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    One hot button issue is the Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) a subset of the Department of Homeland Security. The CBP currently operates the largest fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles. They have 10 drones including the Predator B and its maritime variant the Guardian both styles at $18 million each. The CBP plans to operate 24 drones with the ability to deploy to anywhere in the United States within three hours. The CBP’s drones have the latest in surveillance technology: infrared…

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    Rights: The Case Against Electronic Surveillance In response to concerns about terrorism after the attacks on September 11,2001, the government of the United States enacted new guidelines for conducting surveillance on the public. This paper will discuss the implementation of electronic surveillance as a tool to combat terrorism and will make the case against sweeping electronic surveillance of American citizens and others in this country. Various examples of increased surveillance along…

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    Given the extent of the problem Shell is facing with its current security infrastructure, I have proposed two possible solutions. Acquire a fleet of either short range or endurance drones, that will enhance security. Drones are small, unmanned aircrafts that are capable of vertical take-offs and landing (VTOL) [2]. These Unmanned vehicles are capable of flying at high sustained altitudes. Because of their remotely controlled capabilities and their mobility, the United States military, Police…

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    This is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation. ADS–B is "automatic" in that it requires no pilot or external input. It is "dependent" in that it depends on data from the…

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    1a) Air Traffic Control radar surveillance system Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. The purpose of ATC systems worldwide is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, to organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support for pilots when able. b) The operating principles of ATC radar survelliance system Primary Radar Principle: The primary radar unit has a major…

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