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SkyHawk RF SIGINT System

The RF SIGINT is an automated, high-speed signal search, detection, characterization, copy & geo-location system that targets and prosecutes both communications and non-communications emitters (COMINT/ELINT/FISINT).  The system is programmable to operate in either a blind search mode or specific signals of interest search mode.  SkyHawk is ideal for today's battlefield, which is characterized by an extremely dense signal environment.  The system is low SWaP and modular, making it an ideal solution for small manned or unmanned airborne, maritime, ground, and special mission platforms. SkyHawk offers:

  • Signal Detection/Identification 

  • Direction Finding/Geo-location

  • Signal Processing/Exploitation

  • Signal Analysis/Reporting 

  • Emitter Mapping


  • Hardware – Highly Configurable Hardware Platform (custom, COTS, MOTS)

  • Software – L3 developed SIGINT Software Algorithms (Linux OS)

Unique Features / Benefits

  • General search system that targets unknown signals/new energy in very dense radio frequency environments

  • No signals a priori knowledge is required

  • Excels in Extremely Dense Signal Environments

  • COMINT and ELINT in a single, low SWaP payload: Targets both communications and non-communications (radar) signals

  • Identifies new and emerging threats, wartime modes

  • Integrates with existing SIGINT system Interfaces (antennas, receivers, geo)

  • Configurable (e.g., turnkey system with receivers, software only)

  • Mature core software/algorithms (25 Years of upgrades)

  • Low SWaP, standard Interfaces

  • Radio Frequency Energy Mapper (RFEM), patented by L3 CS-East

  • Single-platform DF/geo-location or multi-platform TDOA/FDOA approach

  • Automatic on-board processing

  • Real-time tasking and reporting via low-bandwidth, tactical data links

  • Field-proven in both ground-based and airborne platforms

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SkyHawk Airborne HF Geo-Location System SkyHawk Maritime HF Direction Finding System SkyHawk Maritime COMINT/Direction Finding System SkyHawk Frequency Agile COMINT/FISINT Exploitation System