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The KZ900 reconnaissance pod is an airborne SIGINT pod that was first revealed to the public at 1998 Zhuhai Air Show, and it is designed by Southwestern Institute of Electrical and Electronics (SIWEE) at Chengdu. KZ900 SIGINT pod is design to collect radar signals over a wide band of frequency range, though the exact frequency band width remain classified despite the pod has been shown nearly in every air shows and defense exhibitions in China. Like the BM/KG300G ECM pod, the KZ900 SIGINT pod is also highly digitized, and can be installed on a variety of platforms from helicopters to heavy bombers. The system adopts modular design and with open architecture software programming, and it is fully automatic, though human intervention is also optional. The pod is designed to provide real time information on enemy electronic order of battle and can be integrated with other COMINT to form a comprehensive ELINT system, or integrated as part of ECM system. KZ900 is trainable and compatible with MIL-STD-1553B standard. Built –in-test (BITE) function is also incorporated. The next generation KZ900 SIGINT pod is already in development and is designed to MIL-STD-1773 standard.
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