Applied Signal Technology completes unmanned flight test of miniature airborne SIGINT system

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 31 Jan. 2009. Applied Signal Technology Inc. (AST), a provider of advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions, has completed flight test demonstration of the Model 570X SIREN--a miniature airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for ISR operations.

Jan 31st, 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 31 Jan. 2009.Applied Signal Technology Inc. (AST), a provider of advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions, has completed flight test demonstration of the Model 570X SIREN--a miniature airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for ISR operations.

Ground and flight tests of the Model 570X were conducted aboard a Piper Seneca airplane, as well as a hand-launched tactical UAV in both California and Maryland and achieved excellent collection and geo-location results.

The Model 570X can be carried-on or integrated into ground-based and airborne ISR platforms and its low size, weight, and power (SWAP) enables it to be used in a wide variety of tactical applications with relatively minimal impact to the platform and user.

"The Model 570X SIREN provides a critical capability to the tactical SIGINT community," says Dr. Joseph Leonelli, vice president of AST's Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Division. "It operates across a wide bandwidth and provides tactical users with the ability to accurately identify and locate emitters on the battlefield. This rigorous ground and flight testing provides a high degree of confidence that the Model 570X will enable and enhance ground-based and airborne surveillance capabilities that our tactical forces need in today's threat environment."

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