Airborne Satellite Phone Monitoring System
A Proven, Affordable Solution Turning UAVs Into Powerful SIGINT Platforms.
Xtender is a transformational system consisting of Horizon Technologies’ small Xtender proprietary processing module (<.5 kg) and unique antennas for unmanned airborne platforms—extending the range of FlyingFish™ for detection of handsets/terminals (uplinks).
Whether installed on Manned Aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), FlyingFish™ detection of Sat Phone handsets (uplinks) is currently limited by Line Of Sight (LOS) and many UAVs do not have the capacity to support the weight of the FlyingFish™ system.
Xtender solves this problem. Even the smallest (hand-launched) UAVs are now potential SIGINT platforms. Xtender uses a proven and tested proprietary method of sending all the call data (location, metadata, and audio) back to a modified 3rd Generation FlyingFish™ system which functions as though it is within LOS of the handset. The system can be used with 3rd party special signals software under export license.
In addition to the myriad of UAV applications, Xtender is offered in two other applications:
- Our low-cost pod (Xpod) attached to an aircraft’s weapon station or hard point, turning any light aircraft into an ISR platform.
- Cubesats where we expect to have our first systems in Low Earth Orbit by 2020.
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