MILITARY ELECTRONICS BRIEFING: SIGINT: Airborne Manned & UAV & Future SIGINT Sys.

Program Briefing The US Air Force’s primary legacy manned SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) program is the RC-135, with systems mounted on wide-body Boeing 707s. Versions include Rivet Joint (17 aircraft), Combat Sent (2 aircraft), and Cobra Ball (3 aircraft), with development and integration managed by the USAF Big Safari Systems Group. Some funding is publicly declared,[…]

MILITARY ELECTRONICS BRIEFING: Global Hawk & Triton & Future Next-Gen HALE EO/IR & Radars

Program Briefing Raytheon developed the 400 kg Global Hawk Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS), which combines the HISAR synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with MTI (moving target indication), along with electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) sensors. The Enhanced ISS (EISS) is an upgraded sensor suite developed for the larger RQ-4B Global Hawk, reportedly with a 50% greater[…]