Thursday, February 27, 2014

ENTOURAGE: NSA Exploit of the Day

Today's item from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog:
ENTOURAGE (S//SI//REL) Direction Finding application operating on the HOLLOWPOINT platform. The system is capable of providing line of bearing for GSM/UMTS/CDMA2000/FRS signals. A band-specific antenna and laptop controller is needed to compliment the HOLLOWPOINT system and completes the ground based system.
(S//SI) The ENTOURAGE application leverages the 4 Software Defined Radio (SDR) units in the HOLLOWPOINT platform. This capability provides an "Artemis-like" capability for waveforms of interest (2G,3G,others). The ENTOURAGE application works in conjunction with the NEBULA active interrogator as part of the Find/Fix/Finish capabilities of the GALAXY program.
(S//SI//REL) Features:
  • Software Defined Radio System
  • Operating range 10MHz - 4GHz
  • 4 Receive paths, all synchronized
  • 1 Transmit path
  • DF capability on GSM/UMTS/CDMA2000/FRS signals
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated GPS
  • Highly Mobile and Deployable
(S//SI//REL) Enclosure:
  • 1.8"H x 8.0"W x 8.0"D
  • Approximately 3 lbs
  • 15 Watts
  • Passively cooled
(S//SI//REL) Future Developments:
  • WiMAX
  • WiFi
  • LTE
Status: The system is in the final testing stage and will be in production Spring 09.
Unit Cost: $70K
Page, with graphics, is here. General information about TAO and the catalog is here

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