Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 4
Unitary Cost: USD$127 million
Total Cost: USD$508 million
Also Known As: Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: ASIP
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Family Members: ASIP-1C and ASIP-2C
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Description: The Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) is an advanced sensor being developed by Northrop-Grumman for the US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned long-range, high-altitude, airborne surveillance system. ASIP dramatically increases signals-collection capability of airborne platforms. This advanced sensor is expected to be fielded during 2008 integrated with the RQ-4 aircraft.

High Band System Production Configuration Unit (HBS PCU) is a key subsystem of ASIP. It enables detection and identification of radar and other types of electronic devices from altitudes of up to 60,000-ft (18,000+ meters). Global Hawk carrying the HBS PCU sensor made its first flight in early January 2006.

ASIP Applications

Support Aircraft Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk RQ-4A Global Hawk RQ-4B Global Hawk U-2S Dragon Lady


There are 8 news between
22 Apr 2008 and 12 Oct 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016RQ-4 Global Hawk Successfully Flies Optical Bar Camera
Thursday, February 25, 2016RQ-4 Global Hawk Flies with SYERS-2 Intelligence Gathering Sensor
Monday, September 15, 2014US Air Force Ordrers Three More RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft
Friday, August 15, 2014US Air Force Orders Three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk Air Vehicles
Tuesday, August 16, 2011Block 30 Global Hawk Achieves Initial Operational Capability with the US Air Force
Friday, November 20, 2009US Air Force Places Global Hawk Lot 7 Order
Monday, June 23, 2008US Army Guardrail Aircraft Flies with Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload
Tuesday, April 22, 2008MQ-1 and MQ-9 UAS to Receive Signals Intelligence Sensor Payload

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