Systems & Technology Research joins Leidos in IARPA HF SIGINT signal-processing project

IARPA HF SIGINT project grows to two companies

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 5 Oct. 2015. Signals intelligence (SIGINT) experts at Systems & Technology Research (STR) in Woburn, Mass., are moving forward with an HF SIGINT project to develop technologies to detect and pinpoint high-frequency (HF) radar and communications systems anywhere in the world.

Officials of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in Washington announced an $7.2 million contract to STR last week for the second and third phases of the IARPA High Frequency Geolocation and Characterization (HFGeo) Advanced HF Signal Processing program.

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