Airborne Communications Electronic Surveillance (ASX)

Protecting assets, borders and people with affordable airborne surveillance, ASX™ airborne sensors detect, collect and locate communications signals from radio, satellite phones or GSM to protect assets, borders and people with affordable airborne surveillance.

The sensors quickly identify precise broadcast location and user intent, and can be retrofitted to small aircraft, helicopters and UAVs.

ASX™ cost-effectively transforms low-value assets into high-value strategic platforms for tactical missions, offering timely, reliable mission critical intelligence to improve situational awareness and response options.

We offer tailored solutions matched to small, medium, and large manned and unmanned platforms, with increasing levels of performance. These include:

  • AS3: a compact payload which transforms a tactical UAV, manned utility platform or helicopter into a SIGINT aircraft with minimal modification and expense. AS3 is the fastest route to providing situational awareness to ground forces.
  • AS4: this utilises an array of high-accuracy antennas installed across an airframe, providing a high performance yet compact system for larger UAV and manned platform applications.
  • AS5: a full specification system for strategic airborne applications, and may be fitted to a range of platforms such as business jets and large widebody jet aircraft. It is able to intercept high volumes of signals traffic over a vast operational area, with very high accuracy direction finding for geolocation at stand-off ranges.

All ASX systems can be remotely operated by datalink using our innovative bandwidth management technology, and all use our intuitive operator interface.

We also support you with:

  • Trials and calibration to optimise and sustain performance
  • System test and airborne trialling
  • Operator training
  • Platform integration support
  • Through-life support.