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Field test demonstrates Insight system simplifies work for intelligence analysts

A soldier at computer works on activity based intelligence.
So many sensors, so much data!

The last major field test of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Insight program succeeded in demonstrating the system’s ability to ingest and correlate massive volumes of complex data from multiple sources, including imagery, moving target indicators, and tactical messaging such as inter-command post-chat messages.

We led a team that conducted the live operational test in September 2015, supported by U.S. Army intelligence analysts at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Insight system capabilities were exercised in conjunction with an Army brigade training at Fort Irwin, which set the mission context, conducting large-scale offensive, defensive, and wide-area security tasks.

Over an 11-day period, in real-time, fast-paced field conditions, the Insight system took in data from more than a dozen sources, fused it, and presented it to a team of eight experienced Army analysts from three different organizations. During the field test, the system gathered enormous amounts of data and delivered intelligence value to help analysts do their jobs – better and faster.

“The Insight program provides an opportunity to highlight the breadth of BAE Systems’ experience and expertise,” said Cheryl Labombard Paradis, deputy general manager of Technology Solutions for BAE Systems. “Our advances in developing a portfolio of sensor data processing and exploitation systems provide analysts with actionable intelligence and intuitive, easy-to-use sensor controls. This successful field test demonstrated that we are on track to deliver a system that may ultimately help military commanders make faster, more informed decisions.” 

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