GEOINT Tactical Image Processing

Sensor data comes from aircraft in a variety of formats and standards that need to be standardized. VANTAGE™ is SDL’s primary, field-proven, tactical imagery exploitation software suite that receives and standardizes imagery data. VANTAGE provides customers with a rapid screening architecture for tactical imagery from a live data link or other sources.


  • Manages imagery data (receive, decompress/compress, process, display, evaluate, exploit, and store)
  • Disseminates processed image products
  • Real- and near real-time screening of digital data (live data link, solid state recorder, or network IP-based data)
  • Full-featured database with quick search capabilities based on a point of interest, time query, or sensor type
  • Supports multiple sensor types: ASARS-2A, SYERS-2, Global Hawk, ATARS/APG-73, LSRS, and other sensors
  • Software regression and acceptance testing



Distributed Common Ground Station

SDL delivers customized ground stations, the modular VANTAGE™ software suite, and data link interface products to support the unique needs of the DoD’s DCGS programs for the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps.


Processing & Display Software

VANTAGE™ is SDL’s leading tactical imagery exploitation software suite.