Tactical and Technical

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance BOS

By The Cove May 15, 2019


Across Army, there is a wide range of trades, specialties and career pathways, and for many it can be a long time between opportunities to practice and enhance our tactical skills. For those not actively involved in combat roles, often the only opportunity to intensively practice all-corps tactical skills are career courses, and it can often be around five years between those courses. Understandably, there is a lot of skill fade that can occur if you don't practice these skills or create chances to refresh your knowledge.

This video, produced by the Army Learning Production Centre (ALPC), provides a comprehensive explanation of the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Battlespace Operating System (ISR BOS).  It explores the following:

  • The ISR planning process
  • The ISR BOS capabilities and planning data
  • Principles for tasking ISR assets

The requirement for information about the enemy and environment drives the intelligence cycle which in turn tasks reconnaissance and surveillance assets to provide the necessary information. ISR underpins manoeuvrist  plans through information and decision superiority. It provides situational awareness and early warning to a commander and therefore assists with gaining and maintaining the knowledge edge. The information contained in this video will enhance your understanding of how ISR can be utilised in the planning and conduct of operations.

Watch the video to refresh your knowledge on the ISR BOS in order to assist you with your next TEWT, and take a look at our other videos in this series to examine each of the individual BOS' in more detail.



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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