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Category: Procurement • Line Item: 1036AZ2001 • FY24 Budget Request: $0.0M


Budget Account
2031A - Aircraft Procurement, Army
Budget Activity
2 - Modification of aircraft
Multi Sensor Airborne Recon is a military intelligence program aimed at enhancing the Army's airborne reconnaissance capabilities. The program's specific goals include the procurement and modernization of sensor equipment for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced (ARL-E) system, Guardrail Common Sensor (GRCS) payloads, and Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS). These systems are designed to provide timely, accurate, and assured support to tactical forces over a wide spectrum of operations. The objectives include the acquisition of new and refurbished sensors to meet capability requirements, as well as the enhancement of communication intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to support combatant commanders.

The program also aims to address obsolescence issues for critical SIGINT capabilities on the GRCS platform, ensuring continued AISR support in Anti-Access Area Denial (A2AD) environments. Additionally, it supports the pre-planned product improvements of sensor capabilities for EMARSS variants, including SIGINT, Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR)/Full Motion Video (FMV), Communications Intelligence (COMINT), Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS), Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and improved Synthetic Aperture RADAR / Moving Target Indicator (SAR/MTI) RADAR. The funding line specifically supports the procurement and modernization of Mission Equipment Packages (MEPs) for these systems, including various sensors, communication equipment, and workstations to enable distributed ground system support.
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MULTI SENSOR ABN RECON Procurement Programs (1036AZ2001) budget history and request

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$10,467,000 $131,892,000 $104,350,000 $115,927,000 $106,775,000 $128,084,000 $115,449,000 $158,384,000 $120,910,000 $21,380,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2024 Defense Budget Detail

FY2024 Budget Released: 03/09/23