Guardrail Common Sensor
Definition/Scope: (FM 3-36) The Guardrail common sensor is a corps-level airborne signals intelligence collection and location system. It provides tactical commanders with near real-time targeting information. Key features include the following: integrated communications intelligence and electronic intelligence reporting, enhanced signal classification and recognition, near real-time direction finding, precision emitter location, and an advanced integrated aircraft cockpit. Preplanned product improvements include frequency extension, computer-assisted online sensor management, upgraded data links, and the capability to exploit a wider range of signals. The Guardrail common sensor shares technology with the ground-based common sensor, airborne reconnaissance-low, and other joint systems.
Used For:Guardrail V
Broader Terms:RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low
Narrower Terms:Airborne Reconnaissance Low-multifunction
Related Terms:Aerial Common Sensor