FARNBOROUGH, England, 12 July 2012. The U.S. Air Force has selected Goodrich Corp., a supplier of defense and aerospace systems, to provide its DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Modernization Program. The Foreign Military Sale contract calls for Goodrich to provide 10 dual-band reconnaissance pods from its Westford, Mass. facility and five fixed, transportable and mobile ground exploitation stations from its Malvern, UK facility. The program also includes training and logistics support.
Saudi Arabia is the 10th country to select Goodrich's DB-110 system, and this is the first F-15 program for the DB-110.
The DB-110 uses a long-range oblique sensor that provides imaging systems to support standoff and penetrating missions. It offers broad area, spot and stereo coverage by using an 11" aperture telescope with a focal length of 110" in the visible range and 55" in the IR range.
Goodrich's DB-110 digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system captures images day and night using electro-optical/infrared sensor technology. Images can then be transmitted in real-time to analysts on the ground as well as viewed on the cockpit video display, enabling the pilot to verify targets and re-task based on opportunities revealed during the mission.