608th AOC personnel monitoring the B-52 route and communications
220622-F-FZ712-0005.JPG Photo By: Justin Oakes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Staff Sgt. Kyle Snedeker, a tactical data link manager from the 608th Air Operations Center, monitors a B-52 route during an aerial demonstration of the new IRIS communications system. IRIS is a commercial off-the-shelf, beyond line of sight tool produced by Outerlink. The system would allow B-52s to relay data, voice and imagery information to air operations centers in near real time speeds.


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