signals intelligence

May 1, 2016
By Julianne Simpson

This is the third in a series of interviews with signaleers, one for each of SIGNAL Magazine's seven decades, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of AFCEA International.

1986-1995

When David Baciocco began flying planes for the Navy aboard the USS Nimitz in 1987, satellite communications did not exist on aircraft. Instead he employed line of sight and high frequency, push-to-talk communications to complete missions.

January 28, 2016
By Shawn Snow
An A-29 Super Tucano drops a bomb.

At the height of combat missions in Afghanistan, the U.S. military occupied nearly 825 military outposts throughout the war-ravaged region. That number now stands at roughly 20. The outposts served an extensive intelligence-gathering network, using surveillance balloons and wide-range signals intelligence collection operations. The rapid drawdown of these facilities following the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from the region created a black hole of information, with Afghan forces struggling to fill the gap. 

June 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Zeta Associates Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee with a maximum value of $28,500,000 for the upgrade and production of Guardian Eagle X-Midas V3 systems and related services. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a greater than $9 million contract modification to extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP post-initial operational test and evaluation flight testing on the Global Hawk platform. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.