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Horizon Technologies has been awarded an additional £100,000 (€110,000) by Innovate UK Grant to help fund its AMBER CubeSat-based maritime intelligence data service.

The Innovate UK Grant is a Continuance Grant which will be put to good use in making sure our AMBER Processing Centre (APC) will be up and running in the near future,” commented John Beckner, CEO. “The APC needs to be fully tested and operational in order be able to provide terrestrial AMBER data for integration testing for our AMBER end-users in addressing their maritime domain awareness (MDA) requirements. Using Horizon Technologies’ unique IP, the APC processes AIS, sat phone, maritime radar, and GNSS spoofer signals sent to it from the AMBER payload.” 

As European business travel is coming back, the Horizon Technologies team is back again conducting face-to-face meetings with commercial and government end-users […] Despite the worldwide disruptions due to COVID-19, our legacy FlyingFish business is increasing, and our list of AMBER end-users continues to grow—2020 will be our most successful year yet,” he concluded.

Horizon Technologies is the world leader in airborne satellite phone monitoring systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their signals intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities. They are the OEM for the FlyingFish, in operation on numerous ISR aircraft worldwide, including NATO and FRONTEX. In 2021, Horizon Technologies, as part of a public/private partnership with the British government, will be launching the first of its AMBER commercial SIGINT CubeSats to provide customers with an enhanced maritime intelligence data service.

AMBER and FlyingFish are the company’s principal SIGINT-related products. (Image: Horizon Technologies)

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