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Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Receive Potential $109 Million Electronic Warfare Task Order

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthcium Heights, Maryland, and Raytheon Company Integrated Systems, Tewksbury Massachusetts, are being awarded task orders for the Integrated Topside program, which are potentially valued at about $109 million. The companies will design/architect an integrated electronics warfare information operations and line of sight communications multifunction system with 360 degrees of coverage in azimuth for naval surface platforms and subsequently fabricate, integrate, test and demonstrate a single quadrant advanced development model variant of the system to support the technology development phase of a U.S. Navy acquisition program. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

EDO Receives $18 Million for Counter Improvised Explosive Device Systems

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, wholly owned by ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a nearly $18 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise options for the production and support of 260 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) 2.1 systems with the Band C Engineering Change Proposal upgrade to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CREW 2.1 systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIED. This contract is for the urgent procurement and support of CREW systems to be used by forces in each of the military services of the Central Command Area of Responsibility. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Software Capabilities Take off With New Facility

July 2008
By Rita Boland

The construction of a new building is expected to transform existing infrastructure into a cutting-edge facility that will solidify the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center as the electronic warfare center of excellence for the U.S. Air Force and the entire U.S. Defense Department. The building will stand in the middle of three already constructed structures and link them, offering a physical connectedness that is lacking among the experts working there. Officials associated with the effort anticipate increased collaboration as well as the ability to take on new and increased workload because of the extra space available.

Service Aims to Master Threats Before the Bad Guys

July 2008
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Air Force intends to ensure that American troops are not caught unawares by electronic threats. The service is creating a virtual environment that will identify and assess disruptive and other major change technologies that could affect the future battlefield. The experiments will keep the United States on the cutting edge of emerging capabilities and help guarantee battlefield dominance.

Improvised Explosive Devices A Multifaceted Threat

July 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

The fight against improvised explosive devices has shifted focus. In the early days of the Iraq War allied forces sought primarily to protect themselves from the blasts. Today, however, the counter-device effort now ranges from preventing detonation to breaking up terrorist networks that are responsible for the deployment and use of explosive weapons.

Ancient Optics Pave Way for Novel Sensors

September 2000
By Clarence A. Robinson, Jr.

A state-owned company's heavy investment in research and development is paying off for Italy's military and in the international export market. This research powerhouse is providing advances in radar, electro-optic, infrared and cryogenic technologies harnessed in a variety of weapons fire control systems.

WolfPack Hunts Down Enemy Emitters

December 2001
By Henry S. Kenyon

An innovative research program may provide future warfighters with a flexible, highly accurate tactical jamming and signals intelligence system. Researchers are designing lightweight devices that can be seeded across a battlefield. Once in place, they will function individually or in concert to selectively detect, study and counter enemy communications networks and radar systems.


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