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Tuesday, April 26, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

Iraq dedicates advanced air operations center built with U.S.

BAGHDAD — The Iraq Air Force launched its air operations center in a ceremony on April 22 at Hawk Base Baghdad.


Officials said the center, established in cooperation with the U.S. military, would significantly enhance Air Force operations, particularly in the area of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.

"This new facility will provide the space and enable the technology needed to produce an integrated air picture across the entire country, enabling the support not just for the Air Force and Army aviation command, but potentially to the Army, Navy and even police forces for unified protection of Iraq," U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony Rock, air director of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission, said.

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Officials said the modular facility cost $9 million and would help fuse data from a range of air assets. The Iraqi military operates a fleet of more than 100 platforms, including a range of fixed- and rotary-wing assets.

"In the not-so-distant future, a pilot will be able to capture information and provide it to more than one source," Rock said. "The potential exists for imagery to be directly fed to multiple C2 [command and control] nodes, enabling instantaneous response capability to any threat, anywhere."

Maj. Christopher Dotour, a U.S. adviser, said the air operations center marked a nearly four-fold expansion over the previous facility. Dotour said the project took two years to complete.

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