VStar Systems has announced the addition of a pod version of its MA-C SIGINT Sensor, the MA-C MiniPOD. Designed with flexibility in mind, the new model provides a rapidly deployable communication intelligence solution, enabling interception, direction-finding, and processing of tactical communication signals, directly supporting current operational needs and empowering commanders to make better-informed decisions.
Two active HF antennas allow for intercept and copying of land mobile radios from both direct Line of Sight and Near Vertical Incidence Skywave signals for Beyond Line of Sight communication methods. The MA-C MiniPOD can be installed on most standard airborne carriage systems for integration on a wide variety of platforms and has been designed for ease of use, thus significantly decreasing total life-cycle costs and greatly decreasing the operational and support function footprint, from initial integration through training, operations and support.
Features include signal demodulation and copying of 160 simultaneous analogue and digital channels, patent-pending buffered copy operation with over 100 buffered channels and frequency coverage in the HF/VHF and UHF bands. The MA-C MiniPod weighs only 40lbs, allowing installation without any support equipment. It also includes VStar’s proprietary AutoTune and SmartDF Software Algorithms.