U-2 Multi-spectral Sensor upgrade for U-2 aircraft to be provided by Goodrich
CHARLOTTE, N.C., 30 March 2011. The Air Force U-2 aircraft's Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensors (SYERS) are being upgraded by engineers at Goodrich Corp.
Posted by John McHale
CHARLOTTE, N.C., 30 March 2011. The Air Force U-2 aircraft's Senior Year Electro-OpticalReconnaissance Sensors (SYERS) are being upgraded by engineers at Goodrich Corp.
The SYERS-2A upgrades will enhance the U-2 functionality by adding extra multi-spectral imaging capability to the platform, providing significantly more utility in discerning imagery.
Multi-spectral sensors capture images at specific frequencies across the electromagnetic spectrum. These images can be used for threat analysis on the ground and on buildings, by detecting and showing changes not readily apparent to the human eye.
"The U-2 sensor upgrade will provide the USAF with further multi-spectral capability, fully supported by Goodrich," says Andrew Chrostowski, Vice President, Goodrich's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems business.
The SYERS sensor flown on the U-2 ISR platform operated by the 9th Reconnaissance Wing is manufactured at the Goodrich ISR Systems location in Chelmsford, Mass.