NGA, NavAir will develop systems jointly

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Naval Air Systems Command are teaming up to develop and field transformational warfare systems.

The heads of both agencies signed a Memorandum of Agreement on May 6 to create the NGA NAVAIR Experimental Aviation Activity, according to a news release.

'The NNEAA represents a significant partnership between the military and intelligence communities and offers tremendous potential for increasing operational effectiveness and agility, both in current operations and in response to emerging threats,' said Vice Adm. Walter B. Massenburg, NAVAIR commander, in the release.

NGA and NAVAIR will jointly develop and operate advanced systems, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft, ground systems, airborne sensors and data processing infrastructures.

'The capabilities developed from this partnership will provide flexible and timely solutions to support warfighter operational planning, rapid responses to operational questions during conflict, and assessments of new concepts and technologies for future ground, aircraft and sea systems,' said Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., NGA director.

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