Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed a series of mission focused engagements, including integration and testing of Overwatch Imaging’s TK-9 Earthwatch sensor. The sensor was integrated in one day as part of ongoing capability flights validating the wide range of missions the Firebird system can perform for government and commercial customers.
During this exercise, sensors and utilized Firebird’s operational flexibility were rapidly integrated to demonstrate the system’s unique capability. Firebird’s communications suite and data processing power were leveraged to patch in customers to virtual feed so they were able to view flight activities in real time. Over a four-day period, Firebird demonstrated several data collection missions, including wide-area surveillance, pattern of life monitoring, route clearance, search and rescue, high-value subject tracking, hostage recovery, and fire hotspot detection.