Operation Rampant Lion South
Project Rampant Lion South
Operation Rampant Lion South, which began in January 2009, was focused on mapping and imaging the north and west coasts of Colombia and resulted in more than 1.8 terabytes of data. Personnel from the Naval Research Laboratory, the US Navy's Scientific Development Squadron One (VXS-1), and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Support Team at US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) operated out of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles to conduct the mission. NGA, SOUTHCOM, the Naval Oceanographic Office, and several military elements analyzed and exploited the collected data. This collaboration enhanced the understanding of the terrain and coastal areas and was to be used to conduct riverine studies and create 3- to 10-meter digital elevation models that were previously limited to 30 meters
Rampant Lion South personnel also supported SOUTHCOM's Counter Drug operations by utilizing cutting-edge airborne geophysical sensor technology to provide quick turnaround analysis for intelligence applications during Rampant Lion South.
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