on F-16 fighter
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Goodrich Corporation’s advanced DB-110 tactical reconnaissance
system continues to build its reputation as the best value end-toend
solution for allied air forces, for both unmanned and manned
aircraft. The digital real-time system allows users to capture and
transmit images day or night using electro-optical sensor technology.
The DB-110 has proven its suitability for the operating environment
of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by providing concurrent and
complimentary high resolution, long range imagery to sensor
operators and pilots both within and beyond line of sight operations.
This versatile reconnaissance capability operates simultaneously
with other UAV sensor systems including full motion video short
range imaging turrets, radars and weapons.
The DB-110 is the most advanced electro-optical infrared (EO/IR)
reconnaissance pod available for tactical manned fighter aircraft,
providing a long-range, high-resolution, stand off imaging capability
to support tactical operations. On the F-16, the system can be
operated autonomously, with the DB-110 being controlled by the
pod's reconnaissance management system. Imagery is viewed on
the F-16’s cockpit video display, enabling the pilot to verify targets
and conduct tasks such as battle damage assessment. The real-time
display also gives the pilot or aircrew the ability to seek out targets
of opportunity or select a different route to a selected target.
Goodrich’s tactical reconnaissance system has been selected by
six NATO and major non-NATO ally nations. The DB-110 pod is
SEEK EAGLE approved for the F-16 and is under foreign military
sale contracts for Poland, Greek and Moroccan F-16 programs.
In addition, the DB-110 is in operational service on the U.K.
Royal Air Force’s Tornado GR4 aircraft and the Japanese Marine
Self Defense Force P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.
Goodrich technology to promote intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance missions will be featured at the Singapore Airshow;
visit the company’s pavilion at CD-07, located just outside the
exhibit halls on the way to chalet row.