SIGINT for Border Security and Poaching

It is the goal of every country to secure their borders; both maritime and land based. Those who want to illegally access these borders need to communicate. They very often use Sat Phones since Sat Phones don’t touch the national local GSM/telecommunications network. They connect to a space-based network like Thuraya


The problem of Sat Phones is well known by governments and they have two choices to address this problem

Formally ask the provider like Thuraya for data on Sat Phone traffic at a specific time and place, or use systems to geolocate and monitor this traffic. Horizon’s hardware and data solutions are used for the later solution.

customers using FlyingFish™ for this mission
Countless poachers caught on land and sea
Incalculable number of animal lives saved

Aircraft carrying FlyingFish™ were able to geolocate poachers’ Sat Phone and communications traffic, and allow law enforcement to apprehend these individuals on land and sea (abalone poaching)

Border security

Our FlyingFish™ and BlackFish™ can be installed on manned and unmanned aircraft to immediately geolocate and monitor these communications.

Blackfish box

Since its inception in 2021, BlackFish™ is quickly gaining market share to replace our legacy FlyingFish™ systems in the field, and equip new users with this state-of-the art technology.