Open standards-based SIGINT sensor in development for USAFNews
October 06, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a 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 prototype sensor, including airborne and ground components, with an open standards-based hardware and software architecture intended to be scaled and configured to fly on multiple types of manned and unmanned aircraft.
Northrop Grumman’s GHOST sensor will be designed to provide the Air Force with an agile architecture to meet the Air Force's ISR needs while supporting rapid system enhancement, testing, accreditation, and integration at the speed of relevance as the battlespace changes.