Supporting strategic intelligence collection on the U-2 platform since the 1960s, SYERS-2A collects seven spectral bands simultaneously, providing very high resolution imagery unrivalled for its long reach, day and night.
The system’s shortwave IR and mid-wave IR capability enables low-light operation, operation in adverse weather conditions such as haze and smoke, defeats CC&D and supports CIED/COIN operations. Imagery is produced in a variety of false color composites, optical measurement and signature intelligence and optical moving target indication products.
Recent sensor improvements now enable support for both the Land and Sea battlespace. These products and unmatched high spatial resolution easily identify subtle, yet often critical spectral differences, transforming timely data into the actionable information commanders require.