ISR | Analysis

Agile intelligence processes and procedures must be understood and utilized across the intelligence enterprise. Intelligence organizations need to be prepared to respond to a myriad of requirements in a wide variety of situations across the range of military operations.Joint Publication 2-01, Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations


Introductory & Fundamentals

ISR 100 – ISR Fundamentals

The ISR Fundamentals Course provides students an introductory level understanding of security, intelligence disciplines, doctrine, EM theory, enemy threat systems, unit operations, ISR processes, preparation of the environment, ISR assets, geospatial information and services, analytic principles, and critical thinking skills. Students will demonstrate the ability to research, develop, and deliver various intelligence products to support air operations. The course contains periodic practical and Capstone exercises to evaluate student performance and understanding.

PED 100 – Intelligence Planning Cycle

The Intelligence Planning Cycle is a network of interrelated, simultaneous functions that can feed, and be fed by, other functions. The five phases of the framework enable effective use of ISR operations by planning, collecting, processing and exploiting, analyzing and producing, and finally disseminating. Students in this course will be able to understand and apply the Intelligence Planning Cycle within the Air Tasking Order or Targeting Processes to achieve Commander’s objectives. Students are evaluated using knowledge and practical application exercises.

EM 110 – Electromagnetic Spectrum Fundamentals

The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum has increasingly propagated in military importance since the introduction of two-way radios in the very early 1900s. The EM spectrum exists in a large range of frequencies and wavelengths with common applications for military use in the radio, microwave, infrared, and visible regions. The Electromagnetic Spectrum Fundamentals Course introduces students to key concepts, terms, and applications of the EM spectrum. Students will understand how wavelength, frequency, and power shape the military’s use of the spectrum. Students will contend with interactive courseware and practical application exercises designed to gauge student performance and understanding.

Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS)

IADS 100 – IADS Foundations

Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS), at their very core, bring together sensors, lethal and non- lethal capabilities, battle management, and C4I to defend a nation’s airspace. This course explores sensors as well as surface-to-air and air-to-air threat capabilities and employment concepts. Students will understand terms and concepts associated with lethal and non-lethal engagements and demonstrate the ability to provide effective threat assessments for mission planning. IADS Foundations contains knowledge and practical application exercises as well as performance evaluations to improve tactical intelligence support.

IADS 200 – Rethinking IADS

Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) rely on effective battle management and C4I to harness, and bring together, the full capabilities of a nation’s air defense capabilities. This course is designed to improve operational level understanding of how battle management and C4I contribute to nation’s ability to defend its airspace. The course considers C4I subsystems, associated functions, and components; tracking mechanisms; as well as battle management types, authorities, engagement zones. Intermediate IADS compels students to think through how each component impacts a commander’s ability to control and defend their airspace and associated impacts on the IADS kill chain. The course relies on practical performance exercises and evaluations to improve intelligence support to operations at the tactical and operational levels.

IADS 310 – Advanced IADS Analysis

China and Russia continue to leverage rapidly modernized military capabilities to defend their airspace using a layered approach. Their technology and tactics, techniques, and procedures have been widely exported making the risk of escalation in any potential conflict all the more likely. This course is designed to improve intelligence personnel’s ability to operate, and support operations, in contested environments against a sophisticated and modern Integrated Air Defense System (IADS). The course addresses IADS concepts with a particular focus on battle management and C2; tailorable for specific threat environments to optimize host nation capabilities against likely adversaries in various areas of operations in accordance with host nation requirements. The course includes knowledge and application exercises designed to improve intelligence support to operations at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.