Empire Challenge

For several weeks in July of 2007, a significant number of Australian, British and Canadian military personnel joined the U.S. military in calling the China Lake area their temporary home. At the Naval Special Weapons Center, the international allies in the war against terror combined their resources and expertise with that of Geospatial Systems, Inc. (GSI), HexagonGeospatial, and Leica Geosystems in simulation exercises. The fourth in a series of annual exercises, Empire Challenge 2007 (EC07) sought to demonstrate joint and coalition interoperability among Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, sensors, and systems.