Supporting Predator UAV Ground Systems
The Firebird is an intelligence gathering aircraft designed by Northrop Grumman’s Scaled Composites design shop which can be flown remotely or by a pilot. The Firebird is designed so that the aircraft is able to carry up to four modules of spy equipment simultaneously, on a separate system from that needed to control the plane, so that equipment can be easily swapped in and out. The aircraft has the ability to simultaneously view infrared imagery, gather real time high definition video, use radar and eavesdrop on communications.
ETI’s systems are in use supporting ground based electronics for the pilots of this program.