Thursday, 27 September 2007

SIGINT equipment

The cover story in the 8th August 2007 edition of Jane's Defence Weekly (JDW) highlights the various airborne assets deployed by the US to defeat the IED threat. Some of the equipment mentioned include the below
  • RC-135V/W Rivet Joint
  • Guardrail SIGINT
    • Guardrail Eagle signal exploitation upgrade package
    • Delta Wing
    • X-windows Multi-user Interactive Development and Analysis System (X-MIDAS)
    • Hyper Wide
  • EP-3E
  • E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS)
  • Horned Owl
    • modified Beech C-12R utility transport
    • AN/APY-8 Lynx synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
    • King Air-based Aerial Reconnaissance Multi-Sensor (ARMS)
  • Constant Hawk
    • US Army 345th military Intelligence Battalion
    • modified Shorts 360-300 utility transport
  • Air National Guard RC-26B
  • EA-6B Prowler
    • low-band jamming pod
    • VAQ-141
    • VMAQ-1, -2 and -4
  • EC-130H Compass Call
    • 41st & 43rd Electronic Combat Squadrons
opswarfare intends to do some searching to find out more about their capabilities.

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