Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: ISS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: ?
Family Members: ISS
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Description: The Global Hawk's Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) consists of Electro-Optical sensor and Infrared sensors and a X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The ISS is capable of continuous operation during more than 40 hours at an altitude of over 21,000 meters at day and night and in adverse weather condition. It gathers information to provide commander's with accurate situational awareness, targeting, and bomb damage assessment. The CCD-TV and IR sensors enable intelligence users to distinguish between types of aircraft, vehicles and missiles. The SAR radar has three modes: 0.3 m resolution Spot mode, 1 meter resolution Wide Area Search mode and a 2.1 m/s (7.5 km/h or 4 kn) minimum detectable velocity Moving Target Indicator mode.

A single Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle is capable of scanning 138,000 square-kilometer in 24 hours using the Wide Area Search mode (1 meter resolution). It takes 1,900 pictures of 4 square-kilometer in 24 hours using the Spot mode (0.3 m resolution). Using the Moving Target Indicator mode it can scan 15,000 square-kilometer in just one minute. The Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite (EISS) is an improved variant of basic ISS that features improved range capabilities, of both SAR radar and EO/IR sensors, by 50 percent. The ISS low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 3, awarded in January 2005, was the first production contract contemplating the EISS procurement by the US Air Force. Lot 3 contract includes two additional ISS systems to be completed before March 2006. The first production Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite passed Northrop-Grumman acceptance testing early in October 2005.

EISS Applications

Support Aircraft Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk


There are 10 news between
16 Mar 2007 and 19 Nov 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018Northrop Gruman Awarded Contract for Three Japan Global Hawks
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
Friday, November 20, 2015FMS: Japan Requests Three RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Aircraft
Tuesday, December 16, 2014Republic of Korea Buys Four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk Air Vehicles
Monday, December 24, 2012FMS: South Korea Seeks Four RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawks
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
Thursday, July 10, 2008US Air Force Awards Production Contract for Block 30/40 Global Hawks
Friday, March 16, 2007US Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman $287 Million Contract for Global Hawk

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