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ISR Training course (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)

Military consultants insist that C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) lifts the fog in the chaos of the battlespace.

C4ISR systems are becoming increasingly important for mission success.

Fighting blindly is how past generations of  military personnel were forced to do their jobs. Battlefield events were orchestrated with couriers, signals and radios. But now via C4ISR, the U.S. and NATO can combine enterprise-level IT and big data with the traditional command post.

By deploying C4ISR, the opaque conflicts of today are decided by who monopolizes the data as opposed to just weapon capacity as was the case in past generations of military missions.  The endgame for C4ISR: If you know everything about your enemy and the terrain, you win.

When it comes to supporting military operations, history has shown that effective communication and information-sharing processes are just as important as ordnance, strategy and logistics.

C4ISR brings many benefits to an operation such as videos, images and high-definition of the battlespace.

A key feature is geospatial intelligence, which consists of live mapping from drones and satellites. Geospatial intelligence is employed to work synergistically with analytics gathered from local internet connections complimented by the input from soldiers on the ground along with a warning and control system.

The end product is that critical information of an operation is gathered from all environments (land, air, low orbit and sea) and passed on in real time or very close to it so commanders and their staff can make the best possible decisions.

Why choose TONEX for your ISR Training (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)?

ISR Training course (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) covers concepts and architecture of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. ISR training also known as C4ISR training, also covers all related enabling architecture, technologies, standards, modeling, analysis, engineering, testing and evaluation. This course is deigned for engineers, technical professionals, project managers and analysts. An overview of SysML, DoDAF 2.0 and NAF 3.0 architecture related to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance is discussed.

C4ISR Training covers all aspects of C4ISR – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

This Training Course covers all aspects of leading-edge complex system-of-systems in the world – including communications satellites, imagery, radar systems, sensors, laser, detection systems, unmanned aerial vehicles and comprehensive information and support systems. The combination of TONEX’s ISR knowledge, skills, and  experience sets our C4ISR training capabilities apart from the rest. This Courses is designed for DoD, NATO and other government agencies and is restricted to U.S. citizens, Green-Card holders, and NATO partners.  Tonex Provides any customized Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance related training and consulting services.

Overview of C4ISR

  • Key concepts behind C4ISR
  • The principal function of the C4ISR
  • Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) component of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
  • Methods and tools to find, fix, and track both friendly and hostile forces
  • Methods and tools to assess damage to hostile targets in an area of interest
  • Sensing (collection) and  the tasking of sensors and the integration, interpretation, and exploitation of sensed information

Overview of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR)

  • ISR Processes
  • Role of Information and knowledge obtained through observation, investigation, analysis, or understanding
  • Role of Surveillance as a “systematic” observation to collect whatever data is available
  • Role of Reconnaissance as a specific mission performed to obtain specific data
  • Overview of Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
  • Overview of Intelligence derived from photographs and other imagery (Imagery Intelligence-IMINT)
  • Overview of Intelligence obtained from electronic signals such as communications (Signals Intelligence – SIGINT)
  • Overview of Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT)

Overview of Military Transformation

  • Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
  • Ability to stay competitive on a global field
  • New weapon systems and operating methods against these new threats
  • Capabilities of military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Tasking and Mission Plans (ATO/ATM)
  • Pre Mission Preparation
  • Data Collection Principles
  • Data Fusion
  • Exploitation
  • Collect Collateral Information For Exploitation
  • Standardization
  • ISR Technologies and Platforms
  • Persistent Surveillance
  • Advanced Unmanned Systems
  • Wide Area Surveillance
  • Surveillance and Imaging Radars
  • Air Reconnaissance Intelligence
  • Cyberspace


  • Advanced Processing Techniques
  • Transfer of Primary Imagery to Exploitation
  • Image Quality
  • Imaging Sensors
  • Image Analysis
  • Imaging Test & Evaluation
  • Video Systems
  • Motion Imagery
  • Secondary Imagery
  • Library Interface
  • Interoperable Data Links for Imaging Systems

Overview of Sensors

  • Radio Frequency Receivers
  • Wireless and RF sensors
  • RF Sensors
  • Tagging
  • Tracking
  • Location Devices
  • Ground Sensor Technologies

Communications and Networks

  • Overview of RF and Wireless
  • Microwave
  • VAST
  • Mobile and Cellular Networks
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GSM, GPRS and EDGE
  • LTE
  • 5G
  • Digital Security
  • Smartphones on the battlefield
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Data and Sensor Fusion

Overview NATO Case Studies and Standardization

  • NATO Secondary Imagery Format (NSIF)
  • NATO Standard Imagery Library Interface (NSILI)
  • NATO Advanced Data Storage (NADS)
  • UAV Control System (UCS) Architecture
  • NATO Ground Moving Target Indication Format (GMTIF)
  • NATO Digital Motion Imagery Standard
  • NATO Common ELINT Reporting Format
  • NATO Primary Imagery Format (NPIF)


Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians, PM/SE, and analysts


  • Understand technical issues related to imaging, RF and wireless sensors, communications networks, cyber security, performance, testing, validation, instrumentation, and Systems Engineering (SE) functions.
  • Explore challenges issues on interoperability, architecture, data fusion, control systems, and testing of systems and systems of systems (SoS).

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