The Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) provides a persistent Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) capability to detect, locate, classify, identify and track surface targets with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy during the day, night and nearly all weather conditions. It enhances Brigade Combat Team effectiveness by defining and assessing the environment and providing surveillance, targeting support and threat warning.
EMARSS contains a tailored set of Distributed Common Ground System – A (DCGS-A) enabled software intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functionalities to process, exploit and rapidly disseminate the intelligence derived from the imagery sensor. Selected EMARSS imagery is immediately processed on the aircraft and forwarded to DCGS-A for further processing, analysis and reporting.
EMARSS complies with DoD Information Technology Standards Registry and Defense Information Systems Network. This architecture permits interoperability with any multiservice or Joint systems that comply with DoD standard formats for data transfer and dissemination.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
EMARSS, together with Aerial Exploitation Battalions within the Intelligence and Security Command, provides command and control, mission planning, sustainment support, and deployment packages to facilitate worldwide missions in accordance with standard Joint and Army tasking processes.