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The botched attempt to free those American in Yemen seems, at least based on preliminary data, a prime example for failure in attaining Terrain Dominance. The upcoming conference dedicated to Terrain Dominance on behalf of iHLS, which will take place this Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) Auditorium 7 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Rishon LeZion.
Here are a few points ahead of the conference:
- Planning a military action, assault or rescue mission, in some territory worldwide, such as a section along a border or in some terrorist hub, usually involves dominance the territory over time in order to prepare, plan and execute the mission.
- Planners must have full familiarity with all the goings on within the parameter. They require complete intelligence on each and every square inch of the field. They must know, see, hear and record everything – in case there are any man-made changes or developments in geography, topography, vegetation, construction, infrastructure, and so on.
- Terrain Dominance mode means: multi-dimensional intelligence and technology capabilities. This entails sensors, video systems, day and night observation, day / night cameras, both HUMINT (Human Intelligence) and SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) and platforms on land and at sea. Anything and everything which could provide a comprehensive and continuous image of the area.
- Following intelligence gathering: analysis capabilities of all this data coming in from the ground should serve as the foundation for drawing conclusions planning the mission.
All this and more will be on the agenda of Israel’s top lecturers in this field: sensors and command and control, auto-firing systems which eliminates the need to send in combat soldiers, Terrain Dominance observation systems, cameras, electronics, communication and electro-optics.