- The USAF's Gorgon Stare wide-area sensor is performing with over a 90% availability rate in Afghanistan
- US commanders say the sensor is effectively providing surveillance to forces in theatre
After getting off to a rocky start, the US Air Force's (USAF's) path-breaking wide-area surveillance sensor, known as Gorgon Stare, is performing with at least a 90% availability rate in Afghanistan and has been well-received by commanders in the field.
"The combatant commanders love it," Lieutenant General Larry James, the chief of USAF intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, told IHS Jane's in an 18 April interview. "When I was over there last year, it was earning high praise."