electronic warfare

January 13, 2017

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Integration Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $67,696,276 modification (P00010) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8540-16-C-0003 for radio frequency countermeasures system design, integration and testing. Work will be performed at Nashua, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by August 31, 2023. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $15,050,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

December 22, 2016

DRS Advanced ISR LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, was awarded a $41,344,242 firm fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Jordan) with options for the Military Electronic Warfare System, Electronic Warfare Phase 2. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Beavercreek, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of December 20, 2019. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $41,344,242 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-17-C-5004).

December 20, 2016
By Capt. Kenneth Parks, USN (Ret.)

There’s no disputing technology’s role in the rapidly changing face of modern warfare. The convergence of commercial services with military applications, such as delivery of real-time data from anywhere using various devices, has changed the physical nature and understanding of what constitutes a combat environment. The U.S. military seeks to define a strategic approach to these converged operations.

October 3, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $148,905,000 firm-fixed-price contract for full-rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 subsystems (AN/SLQ-32(V)6 and AN/SLQ-32A(V)6) and SEWIP AN/SLQ-32C(V)6 systems. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning and protection from anti-ship missiles.

October 1, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Soldiers of the U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade (CPB) conduct defensive cyberspace operations in August at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Elements of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) are participating in a training rotation as part of the ongoing ARCYBER-led Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot program.

The U.S. Army aims to move sophisticated offensive and defensive cyber operations out of a headquarters environment to the front lines as it prepares its mission force to adapt to and prevail in the critical cyber warfighting domain.

October 1, 2016
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

New communications and information system technologies being designed and deployed for tactical use are doing more than simply changing the way warfighters communicate. They are helping to shape the very nature of operations with game-changing capabilities. This trend is likely to continue and even accelerate as new innovations in information technology move into the battlespace more quickly. 

September 7, 2016

Millennium Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia (W56KGY-16-D-0008); QED Systems LLC,* Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0016); DHPC Technologies Inc.,* Woodbridge, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0018); Exter Information Technology Services LLC,* Gaithersburg, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0019); Future Skys Inc.,* Neptune, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0020); GS5 LLC,* Dumfries, Virginia (W56KGY-16-D-0021); Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0022); Synergy ECP LLC,* Columbia, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0023); Vortechx Applied Technologies LLC,* Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0024); Nexagen Networks Inc.,* Marlboro, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D0025); Sumaria Systems Inc.,* Danvers, Massachusetts (W56KGY-16-D-0027);

September 1, 2016
By Jim Loerch
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and ships from the U.S. Navy, the Indian navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participate in trilateral naval field training. Carrier strike groups may be increasingly vulnerable to antiship missile systems and could be better protected with the use of an integrated electronic warfare capability.

Integrated electronic warfare is the best and most efficient form of defense against the growing antiship missile threat that targets deployed U.S. carrier strike groups. Some experts may even argue that an integrated electronic warfare system of systems is the only capability that can protect the U.S. fleet from this threat.

August 2, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, USA, commander, U.S. Army Europe, speaks to the attendees of TechNet Augusta via video teleconference.

AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2016
The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 1

Quote of the Day:
“What we’ve observed them do is employ the full-range of information warfare capabilities to effectively find and fix their opponents. And then they finish them with long-range fires and combined arms maneuvers.” —Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

August 12, 2016

American Electronic Warfare Associates, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $91,293,935 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract for engineering, management and technical services to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in August 2020. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via electronic request for proposals; three offers were received. The N

August 2, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander, U.S. Army Center of Excellence, speaks at TechNet Augusta on August 2, 2016.

The Russian Federation forces are using a wide array of cyber and electronic warfare capabilities unlike anything U.S. forces have faced in the past 16 years. Russia uses its sophisticated capabilities to detect, locate and eliminate enemy forces, according to Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander, U.S. Army Center of Excellence.

Gen. Fogarty made the comments as the first speaker for AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta conference, Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight, taking place in Augusta, Georgia, August 2-4.

July 14, 2016

The U.S. Army is testing how cyberwarriors adjust to morphing cyber threats and electromagnetic warfare (EW) attacks during its Cyber Quest 2016, an exercise now underway at the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The event examines concepts and products that could influence future technologies and requirements as well as other Army and Defense Department exercises and experiments.

June 27, 2016

Exelis Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded $25,089,863 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 0031 to previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00173-12-D-2023 to provide technical and engineering support toward the design, development, integration, test and operation of command and control, electronic warfare, communication and sensing systems. The contractor will be part of a team to provide tailored technical collection target planning and innovative technical collection plans. The planning and modeling shall leverage existing technical assessments and signatures. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, and work for the task order is expected to be

June 17, 2016

Toyon Research Corp., Goleta, California, is being awarded a $22,825,667 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/ALQ-231(V) hardware, incidental engineering services and modification services for the electronic warfare and electronic attack communications jamming airborne and ground-based systems and laboratories. Work will be performed in Goleta (70 percent) and Point Mugu, California (30 percent) and is expected to be completed in June 2021. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (across the U.S.

June 17, 2016

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,933,924 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for up to 194 Quint Networking Technology radios; 379 parts of associated hardware; and 36,482 hours of incidental equipment modification services for the AN/ALQ-231 (V) Intrepid Tiger Electronic Attack System in support of the Joint Electronic Attack Compatibility Office. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids (99 percent) and Yuma, Arizona (1 percent) and is expected to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $32,790 are being obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the curren

May 23, 2016

L-3 Communications Corp., San Carlos, California, is being awarded a $19,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for a Radio Frequency Continuous Wave Microwave Power Module amplifier. The amplifier will be used as a drop-in replacement for existing shipboard and airborne electronic warfare systems and as an amplifier for newly manufactured electronic warfare systems. Work will be performed in San Carlos, California, and is expected to be completed May 19, 2019. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,840,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procur

May 6, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $424,232,240 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/GPQ-11(V) Threat Radar Emitter Simulations products and services and other target/threat simulators and peripheral equipment in support of the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Range (AEWTTR) project. The AEWTTR provides ground electronic warfare and surface-to-air weapons threats. Work will be performed in Ridgecrest, California, and is expected to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. Thi

May 4, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division conduct fast rope insertion extraction techniques with their Marine Corps and Air Force counterparts. Elements of the 25th participated in the Army’s recent Cyber Blitz exercise, which will help define the future of cyber and spectrum warfare.

The U.S. Army last week completed an exercise designed to further define how the service adapts operationally to modern threats, including cyber attacks and electromagnetic warfare. During the exercise, the Army tested the cyber-electromagnetic activities (CEMA) cell concept within a brigade combat team and introduced new, yet-to-be-fielded technologies.

April 26, 2016

Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, New Jersey (N00014-16-D-2002); ArgonST, Fairfax, Virginia (N00014-16-D-2003); Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Maryland (N00014-16-D-2004); Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Advanced Technology Programs, Tewksbury, Massachusetts (N00014-16-D-2005); EOIR Technologies, King George, Virginia (N00014-16-D-2006); SI2 Technologies, North Billerica, Massachusetts (N00014-16-D-2007); S2 Corp., Bozeman, Montana (N0

April 20, 2016

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $27,761,364 modification to exercise an option to delivery order 0046 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N68335-10-G-0012. This option provides for the production, verification and delivery of the test program sets (TPS) produced for the EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack suite. The TPSs will provide support for the EA-18G Growler. Work will be performed in St.