BAE Systems’ and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Open Architecture Signals Intelligence Technology Selected for the First Phase of a U.S. Air Force Program
HUDSON, NH- (BUSINESS WIRE) -US Air Force awarded BAE Systems-Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) contract to provide next-generation open architecture prototype signals intelligence (SIGINT) technology under its Global Open System Sensor Technology (GHOST) program. The award continues BAE Systems, Inc.’s development efforts to provide full-spectrum awareness and operational intelligence with SIGINT touch design.
“Our SIGINT technology is one of the few on the market designed from the ground up with open architecture,” said David Logan, vice president and general manager of C4ISR Systems at BAE Systems. “We worked closely with the customer community to design our solution in this way – giving the US Air Force the ability to easily add new capabilities in the future to counter emerging threats.”
Under a contract awarded earlier this year, the team will provide a prototype sensor that gives an idea of the opponents’ actions by collecting and analyzing electronic signals. It will use the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, critical of battlefield superiority, to detect, identify, locate and track radio frequency emissions.
BAE Systems offers a range of adaptive signal reconnaissance products that allow the fighter to deal with emerging and dynamic threats in all phases and areas of battle. The company has more than 20 years of experience in the development of software-defined open architecture SIGINT systems, and our customers have registered more than 100,000 operating hours in our systems. Part of the development of BAE Systems for this contract will take place at its facility in Hudson, NH
SNC pioneers are SIGINT scalable solutions with an open architecture for air, ground and marine applications and is a world leader in electronic intelligence. SNC will operate GHOST in Folsom, California, San Antonio, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.