Middle Eastern nations are eyeing a host of US- and other foreign-made intelligence planes for airborne early warning, a market expected to experience growing sales in the coming years, according to experts.

And as nations look to bolster their intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) fleets, the US Air Force is looking at creating a center of excellence in this area.

“There’s conversation when you look at where do we have some of the biggest shortfalls: It’s in ISR command and control,” Heidi Grant, US Air Force deputy undersecretary for international affairs, said in an interview. […]