Definition Edit

ISTAR (an acronym for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) is

[t]he prioritised integration, coordination and synchronisation of capabilities and activities to acquire, process and disseminate information and intelligence, to support the planning and execution of operations.[1]

Overview Edit

The inclusion of the "I" is important as it recognizes the importance of taking the information from all of the sensors and processing it into useful knowledge.

References Edit

  1. DCDC, "United Kingdom Supplement to the NATO Terminology Database," at I-3 (Joint Doctrine Publication 0-01.1 (JDP 0-01.1)) (8th ed. Sept. 2011) (full-text).

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