Wednesday, June 1, 2011
VQ-1/VQ-2 - "near" real-time tactical SIGINT providers
The EP-3E Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronic System (ARIES) II is the Navy's only land-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) reconnaissance aircraft and provides fleet and theater commanders with near real-time tactical SIGINT. With sensitive receivers and high-gain dish antennas, the EP-3E exploits a wide range of electronic emissions from deep within targeted territory and can be deployed from a variety of locations based on its commonalities with the P-3 Orion aircraft.
VQ-1/VQ-2 are located at Whidbey Island, Washington.
The latest RhumbLines on Electronic Warfare is HERE.