David A. Fulghum

Fulghum, David A.

1. "Army Hackers Go Airborne." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 18 Oct. 1999, 37.

According to Maj. Gen. David Gust, the Army's program executive officer for intelligence and electronic warfare, "[t]he ability to hack into enemy computers from aircraft and unmanned air vehicles may be a new U.S. Army weapon in less than five years."

2. "Compass Call To Dominate Electronic, Info Warfare." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 18 Oct. 1999, 50.

"The U.S. Air Force's two EC-130H [Compass Call] squadrons -- totaling 13 available aircraft and 20 aircrews when at total strength, which they seldom are -- have the crucial job of degrading the transfer of information essential to a foe's command and control of his troops, equipment and supplies. The two units operate as part of the 12th Air Force's 355th Wing and are stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz."


Fulghum, David A.

1.  "Computer Warfare Offense Takes Wing."  Aviation Week & Space Technology, 19 Jan. 1998, 56-58.

2.  "Cyberwar Plans Trigger Intelligence Controversy."  Aviation Week & Space Technology, 19 Jan. 1998, 52-54.


Fulghum, David A. "Growing Intelligence Operation Focuses on New Types of Signals." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 2 Aug. 1999, 50-55.


Fulghum, David A. "Hide and Seek." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 28 Feb. 2005.

According to military and aerospace industry officials, the CIA, not the U.S. Air Force, is flying "unmanned reconnaissance aircraft over Iran,... looking for Iranian nuclear facilities and delivery systems, such as long-range ballistic missiles." The author also discusses "clues" found in the FY05 "emergency supplemental defense budget ... about the U.S. effort to build up its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in the region."

[CIA/00s/05/Gen; Recon/UAVs]

Fulghum, David A. "Intel Aircraft Program Changes." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 17 Jun. 2002, 27-28.

"In a surprise move, the Air Force is mapping out a fundamental change in the development and acquisition of its next-generation, Boeing 767-based, intelligence-gathering aircraft by shifting key components into a separate competition.... [P]lanners have decided to launch a separate program for development of the aft section of the multisensor command and control aircraft (MC2A) that is being designed to hold battle management, communications and intelligence-gathering equipment and the staff to operate it."


Fulghum, David A. "Key Intelligence Role Seen for AEW&C." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 25 Aug. 1997, 53-55.

Australia plans to buy 55-70 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft; they will fill a key intelligence-gathering role.


Fulghum, David A. "Key Military Officials Criticize Intelligence Handling in Gulf War." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 24 Jun. 1991, 83.

Fulghum, David A. "More Secrets of Bin Laden Raid Are Revealed." Aviation Week, 1 Sep. 2011. [http://www.aviationweek.com]

NGA DirectorLetitia Long said on 31 August 2011 at a Washington meeting for Women in Defense that Osama bin Laden's "compound in Pakistan and a safe flight route to the site and back for helicopters were identified with mapping and imagery data fused" by NGA.


Fulghum, David A. "Navy Spying Masked By Patrol Aircraft." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 8 Mar. 1999, 32.

Navy P-3 patrol aircraft "packed with a multitude of classified sensors" operate out of "two special operations units -- VPU-1 "Old Buzzards" stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine, and VPU-2 "Wizards," stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii." Two aircraft in each squadron of three "carry sophisticated communications (including satcom), long-range electro-optical cameras, infrared sensors, chemical detectors, power measurement devices and other sensors that can detect, record and analyze emissions across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum."


Fulghum, David A. "New U-2 Production Pitched to Pentagon." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 6 Sep. 1999, 89.

"Lockheed Martin officials plan to brief the Pentagon about restarting low-rate production of U-2s for $100 million. They believe the company can build an improved reconnaissance aircraft for $20-25 million each, a decrease in the basic price from $30 million. Lockheed Martin estimates the Air Force needs at least 10 more aircraft."


Fulghum, David A. "Recce Funding Increase Pits U-2 Against Global Hawk." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 27 Sep. 1999, 37.

"[T]he hint of new defense spending has pitted Northrop Grumman's unmanned Global Hawk and Lockheed Martin's U-2.... Both the U-2 and Global Hawk can carry synthetic aperture radar, electro-optical and infrared cameras and signals intelligence (sigint) payloads. But each offers different advantages."


Fulghum, David A. "Sensors Combine Data, Plumb Hidden Details." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 7 Feb. 2000, 56-58.


Fulghum, David A. "Shooting Images." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 23 May 2005, 53-54.

U.S. Air Force F-15Es in the Gulf region are flying non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The aircraft's sensors are being used to track insurgent gunmen and messengers or those who plant bombs and plan ambushes.

[MI/AF/00s; MI/Ops/00s/Iraq]

Fulghum, David A. "Two Predators Destroyed in Bosnia." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 21 Aug. 1995, 24-25.

Fulghum, David A. "USAF Chief Signals Key Funding Priorities." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 3 Jul. 2000, 56-58.

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mike Ryan says that "high on the [service's] immediate list of priorities is to get Congress to restore funding for the Discoverer II satellite, a radar-carrying constellation of spacecraft that can track moving targets on the ground."

[MI/AF; Recon/Sats]

Fulghum, David A. "U.S. Urges European Spending While Neglecting Own Forces." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 10 Jan. 2000, 41-43.

"Even as Defense Secretary William Cohen berated his NATO allies for spending too little on defense -- particularly for sophisticated intelligence-gathering that permits precise, low-collateral-damage air strikes -- the Pentagon is starving those very same surveillance and reconnaissance technologies in U.S. forces."


Fulghum, David A., and Joseph C. Anselmo. "DARPA Pitches Small Sats for Tactical Reconnaissance." Aviation Week & Space Technology, Mar. 1998, 24.


Fulghum, David A., and John D. Morrocco. "CIA to Deploy UAVs in Albania." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 31 Jan. 1995, 20-22.

Fulghum, David A., and Robert Wall. "Boeing Polishes 737 Design For EP-3 Replacement." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 29 Jan. 2006. [http://www.aviationweek.com]

"Boeing is polishing the design of an EP-3-replacement signals intelligence aircraft for use by the U.S. Navy and possibly for the export market. Moreover, the airframe builder believes the new airplane (a derivative of the P-8A multimission maritime aircraft) could appeal across service lines, perhaps to the U.S. Air Force, which some Pentagon critics contend is not focusing on keeping its lead in state-of-the-art intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems."


Fulghum, David A., and Robert Wall. "Global Hawk Snares Big Break." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 23 Oct. 2000, 55.

The Pentagon "plans to spend as much as an extra $1 billion in the next five years to buy additional [Global Hawk] aircraft and position it to take over the [reconnaissance and signals-intelligence-gathering] duties of the manned U-2."


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