The appetite for Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance products over the last 10 years has mushroomed an astonishing 3,500 percent, due mostly to operations in Southwest Asia, Brig. Gen. (select) Mark Westergren, director of plans, strategy, doctrine, and force development for the Air Staff’s ISR shop, said during a remotely piloted aircraft conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2011. Here, an RQ-4 Global Hawk assists with the humanitarian aid mission in Haiti after the country suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Jan. 12, 2010.
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