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L3Harris seeks operational review of new podded SIGINT programme

26 February 2020

L3Harris is seeking an operational evaluation of its newest podded technology for signals intelligence (SIGINT) missions, looking to build upon a recent live flight test of the platform aboard a high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

Company engineers demonstrated L3Harris's Scalable Open Architecture Reconnaissance (SOAR) technology aboard an MQ-9 Predator B UAS ahead of the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, in February. The test was designed to showcase the company's capability to use open, common architectures to integrate its family of traditional, large-scale SIGINT applications in platform-agnostic podded solutions, said Rodney Jaeger, an L3Harris engineering fellow on the SOAR programme.

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