• Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence

  • BlackFish™ Airborne Sat Phone Monitoring System

  • Spaceport Cornwall ‘Start Me Up’ Mission

  • Horizon Technologies, Virgin Orbit, and The Satellite Applications Catapult Announce AMBER™ Launch Agreement

  • FlyingFish™ has Saved Over 30,000 Refugees

  • Turning UAVs into Powerful SIGINT Platforms

Horizon Technologies is a Global Leader in Innovative SIGINT and Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence Solutions

Horizon Aerospace Technologies is the world leader in airborne Sat Phone monitoring systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their SIGINT capabilities. We are the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the FlyingFish™ BlackFish™ SIGINT systems which are in operation on numerous platforms worldwide. We participate daily in SAR missions via NATO and FRONTEX in the Mediterranean Sea, and are heavily involved in international operations around the Globe.

Horizon Space Technologies is the prime contractor for the UK Government CubeSat SIGINT AMBER™ program. The AMBER Program will consist of AMBER CubeSats in multiple orbital planes providing global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) data to NMIC (led by the Royal Navy). The AMBER constellation will geolocate, and demodulate the following RF signals:

  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • S/X-Band Vessel Radars
  • L-Band Sat Phones
  • GNSS/GPS Spoofing
  • LRIT
  • BGAN
FlyingFish is a Proven Affordable SIGINT Solution for Manned and Unmanned ISR Platforms.


Powerful SIGINT Solution

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Space-Based SIGINT


Sat Phone SIGINT
For Small UAVs

Space-Based SIGINT

RF Signal Geolocation from CubeSats

CubeSat-based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Data

Sat Phone SIGINT

Unique ESM Capability



Airborne Sat Phone Monitoring System

The BlackFish™ Airborne Sat Phone Monitoring System is our very successful 4th Generation
Airborne Sat Phone Surveillance System which enables governments to simultaneously and passively monitor
Iridium, Thuraya, Inmarsat (IsatPhone Pro) Sat Phone communications from ISR platforms (ground, sea, and air).
The new BlackFish™ is an ideal adjunct solution for those countries possessing strategic SIGINT systems.
The system operates in the L-band coverage area, and when combined with airborne EO/IR, provides essential
“eyes on target” which is so crucial to today’s missions.

Simultaneous and Passive Monitoring of:

  • Iridium
  • Thuraya
  • Inmarsat (IsatPhone Pro)

L-Band Uplink and Downlink Signals

New Mission Software

Horizon Technologies Now Offers BlackFish™ Demonstrations Worldwide

Benefits of BlackFish™

BlackFish™ is a proven Airborne Satellite Monitoring System designed to passively and simultaneously
monitor Thuraya and Inmarsat (IsatPhone) Pro networks.


The system will detect and intercept terminal and call activity within radio line-of-sight including voice, fax, data, SMS, SBD and Iridium GMDSS. It provides remote L-band capability for those operators of strategic systems. Many users will combine BlackFish™ with strategic SIGINT systems. BlackFish™ data is integrated seamlessly into current SIGINT databases.

Increased Interception Ranges

The main advantage of BlackFish™ as an airborne system is increased interception ranges up to 200 km or 108 nm (altitude and environment dependent) of the satellite terminal uplink due to a better line of sight. BlackFish™ can also be used for vehicular and shipborne applications.

Simultaneously Monitor Thuraya
and Inmarsat (IsatPhone Pro)

BlackFish™ is able to simultaneously monitor Iridium, Thuraya and Inmarsat (IsatPhone Pro) Sat Phones. The system is capable of monitoring a total of 50 duplex channels or 100 simplex channels.

New Mission Software

Horizon Technologies offers a complete mission software as standard which can be used to integrate BlackFish™ capabilities into any aircraft tactical mission system as a situation awareness tactical picture.