Space-Based Maritime Domain Intelligence
BlackFish™ Airborne Sat Phone Monitoring System
Turning UAVs into Powerful SIGINT Platforms
FlyingFish™ has Saved Over 30,000 Refugees
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™ SIGINT system which is in operation on numerous platforms worldwide. We participate daily in SAR missions via NATO and FRONTEX in the Mediterranean Sea, counter piracy operations off the coast of East Africa and in Asia, and are heavily involved in international operations in the Levant and in many parts of Africa.
Horizon Space Technologies is the prime contractor for the UK Government CubeSat SIGINT program IOD-3 AMBER™. The AMBER Program is sponsored by the UK National Maritime Intelligence Centre (NMIC) in Portsmouth UK and will consist of six (6) AMBER CubeSats in six 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
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:
- Inmarsat (IsatPhone Pro)
L-Band Uplink and Downlink Signals
New Mission Software
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.