ACS : a scalable COMINT
and location solution
for all types of airborne platforms
Thales Airborne COMINT Solution (ACS) provides powerful real time passive tactical situation assessment and intelligence collection capacities for aircraft, able to operate in dense signal Environment.
It is based on high performance Interception and Direction Finding, multi-channels monitoring, automatic on-the-move target geo-location, and real time automatic classification of all civil and military signals.
ACS is a high performance airborne solution allowing to search, detect, listen, DF and localize all types of civil and military communication signals (fixed frequency, frequency hoppers, burst).
ACS can be integrated in different platforms: aircraft, helicopter, as well as UAV (MALE, tactical).
Different antenna solutions can be proposed. For large aircraft, blade antennas are suited for high performances in terms of accuracy of location and LOB (Line of Bearing).
For smaller platform, compact antenna can be proposed to facilitate the integration.
To cope with high density of signals and operation by limited number of operators, ACS provides real-time automatic processes to synthesize data and ease the operator’s situational awareness display, and real-time recording capacity for online/post flight analysis.
The main functions covered by ACS are the following:
- Technical and strategic data gathering
- Tactical mission
- Surveillance mission
- Search and Rescue mission
Typical ACS Architecture
High performance direction finders