Signals Intelligence Sensor for US Air Force ISR Platforms

Northrop Grumman will deliver a design of a prototype sensor – including airborne and ground components – with open standards-based hardware and software architecture that can be scaled and configured for manned and unmanned aircraft By DA Reporter / 19 Oct 2021

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to complete the design of a next-generation, open standards-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensor for high-altitude Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.

Under the Air Force’s Global High-altitude Open-system Sensor Technology (GHOST) program, the company will deliver a design of a prototype sensor – including airborne and ground components – with an innovative, open standards-based hardware and software architecture that can be scaled and configured to fly on different types of manned and unmanned Air Force aircraft.

The GHOST sensor will provide the Air Force with an agile architecture to meet today’s ISR needs while supporting rapid system enhancement, testing, accreditation and integration at the speed of relevance long into the future as the dynamic battlespace changes.

“Leveraging our SAGE technology and 45 years of SIGINT mission expertise, our platform agnostic GHOST sensor is a next-generation intelligence data collection and exploitation system,” said Ben Davies, vice president and general manager, networked information solutions, Northrop Grumman.

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