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Horizon Technologies receives £100,000 Innovate UK Grant

Posted 2 July 2020 · Add Comment

Horizon Technologies has been awarded an additional £100,000 Innovate UK Grant to help fund its AMBER CubeSat-based Intelligence Data Service.

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Horizon Technologies CEO John Beckner stated: “We are thrilled and grateful to receive this additional Innovate UK Grant as it gives us a further stamp of approval from the UK Government for our AMBER programme.
“The Innovate UK Grant is a Continuance Grant which will be put to good use in making sure our AMBER Processing Centre (APC) will be up and running in the near future. The APC needs to be fully tested and operational in order be able to provide terrestrial AMBER data for integration testing for our AMBER end-users in addressing their Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) requirements. Using Horizon Technologies’ unique IP, the APC processes AIS, Sat Phone, Maritime Radar, and GNSS Spoofer signals sent to it from the AMBER payload.

“As European business travel is coming back, the Horizon Technologies team is back again conducting face-to-face meetings with commercial and government end-users. As AMBER is a Public/Private partnership with the UK Government, we are most grateful for the continuing support from the UK Government; DIT and DSO in particular. Despite the worldwide disruptions due to COVID-19, our legacy FlyingFish business is increasing, and our list of AMBER end-users continues to grow—2020 will be our most successful year yet.”

Horizon Technologies provides airborne satellite phone monitoring systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities. They are the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the FlyingFish which is in operation on numerous ISR aircraft worldwide, including NATO and FRONTEX. In 2021, Horizon Technologies, as part of a Public/Private partnership with the UK Government, will be launching the first of their AMBER commercial SIGINT CubeSats to provide customers with an enhanced Maritime Intelligence Data Service.



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