SB-WASS (Wide Area Surveillance Satellite)
A series of ELINT (electronic intelligence) satellites developed by the United States Navy. Each SB-WASS consists of a primary infrared-scanning satellite and a triplet of associated drone craft. Triangulation, together with the known time lag between the satellites, enables the exact location of a target to be determined. Weapons targeting data are then sent from the SB-WASS to air and ground controllers by laser communications.
Related categories MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE
SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
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