electronic warfare

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.

February 16, 2016
Northrop Grumman Corp. delivery order 7492 for includes eight line items of repair for the Advanced Electronic Attack System used in support of the EA-18G aircraft.

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $9,272,555 for ceiling-priced delivery order 7492 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-12-G-034G for eight line items of repair for the Advanced Electronic Attack System used in support of the EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in Baltimore (58 percent); Crane, Indiana (25 percent); and Bethpage, New York (17 percent). Work is expected to be completed by February 2017. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $4,543,552 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole-source pursuant to the authority set forth in 10

January 28, 2016
By Sandra Jontz

Slide over cyber commands, the Defense Department could bear a new warfighting domain. The DOD is tinkering with the notion of recognizing the electromagnetic spectrum as a new warfare domain.

Such a policy change would come on the heels of the paramount decision in 2006 when the DOD added a fifth domain—cyberspace—to its arsenal. Though it has been a decade, cyber warfare is an area in which operators still wrestle with daunting guidelines to carry out warfare in the manmade field.

Given that, is the Pentagon ready for a sixth domain?

December 30, 2015

MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $40 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Spectrum Warfare Evaluation Assessment Technology Engineering Research. Contractor will provide research and development in the areas of radio frequency sensor assessment for electronic support, electronic attack and electronic protection with a primary focus on active countermeasures evaluation and assessment for threat radar and communication systems in a free space radiation environment. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by December 29, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with five offers received.

November 13, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $32,859,422 C-type contract for AC/MC-130J radio frequency countermeasures. Contractor will improve AC-130J and MC-130J aircraft system survivability, and the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threat systems in operational environments applicable to the AC- and MC-130J missions. Work will be performed at Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and expected to be complete by November 30, 2016. BAE, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $22,391,886 contract (FA8540-16-C-0003).

October 28, 2015

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, is being awarded an $897,530,175 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-14-C-0032) for the procurement of 15 Lot 38 full-rate production EA-18G aircraft and associated airborne electronic attack kits. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (40.3 percent); St.

October 9, 2015

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $10,959,664 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for science and technology research concerning full-spectrum staring electronic support receiver (FSSR) with instantaneous direction finding (IDF). The focus of this effort is to design, develop, integrate and demonstrate a FSSR with IDF that leverages emerging and highly innovative electronic and photonic component technologies into an end-to-end electronic warfare demonstration system. The resulting FSSR will be subjected to a realistic, multi-threat electromagnetic environment, including interfering emitters, to demonstrate its operational impact under terminal engagement scenarios of interest

October 7, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $91,735,291 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-5319 for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 program engineering, manufacturing and development. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program which upgrades existing out-of-production AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare systems by providing improved electronic support receivers and combat system interface. SEWIP Block 3 will provide select Navy surface ships a scalable electronic warfare enterprise suite with improved electronic attack capabilities. Work will be performed in Lint

September 30, 2015

Systems & Technology Research, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,247,502 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will work to dramatically improve the ability to detect and geolocate high frequency emitters. The previous phase, Phase 1 of the program, addressed technical innovations to accomplish this objective, including the ability to accurately resolve multiple angles-of-arrival and polarization states through novel antenna concepts; the ability to enhance signal-to-noise ratio and signal detection through the use of multi-dimensional adaptive signal processing; and the ability to accurately determine the dynamic state of the ionosphere.

September 30, 2015

Metova Federal LLC, Cabot, Arkansas, was awarded a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract for cyberspace and electronic warfare support. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the contracting activity (W91249-15-D-0006).

 

September 28, 2015

Exelis Inc., Clifton New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,529,747 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for engineering and technical support to the Naval Research Laboratory Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. The areas of support include: research engineering services in support of Advanced Decoy Architecture Payloads (ADAP) program; and fabricate, test and deliver 99 ADAP payloads. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by Sept.

September 16, 2015
By David E. Meadows
Two soldiers practice using electronic warfare equipment during a joint training exercise. EW often is overlooked, but its importance is increasing with advances in electronics.

It is not easy to find a lot of current material on electronic warfare (EW), but I have always believed it can be reduced to two basic elements.

First, the military force must own the EW frequency spectrum upon which both it and its adversary operate while maintaining the capability to operate freely in it. Alan Shaffer, who was the Defense Department research and engineering chief, a year ago told an audience at the Press Club, “We have lost the electromagnetic spectrum. That’s a huge deal when you think about fielding advanced systems that can be countered by a very, very cheap digital jammer.”

September 4, 2015

Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, New York, has been awarded a $9,100,822 indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract for engineering services to support the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integrated Support Facility Simulation Network. Contractor provides for on-site engineering support, off-site engineering support, over and above repairs, simulator upgrades and cost reimbursable material and travel to support the engineering services. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, or as cited on individual task orders for off-site support and is expected to be complete by September 10, 2020.

August 7, 2015

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Greenlawn, New York, has been awarded an estimated $248,200,000 requirements contract for various electronic warfare, automatic test and support equipment systems including but not limited to F-16, C-130, B-1B ATE, APX 113, ALQ-161 and ALM -288.

July 1, 2015

General Dynamics C4S, Orlando, Florida was awarded an $8,730,370 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for the Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $4,668,383 were obligated at the time of the award. Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-C-0019).

 

June 26, 2015

DOK-ING, Zagreb, Croatia, was awarded an $8,670,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 45 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) compatible radio retrofit kits. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 24, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0057).

June 26, 2015

Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,473,777 indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract for the repair of various national stock numbers applicable to the AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare countermeasures system that is on the B-52(H), A/C-130 and M/C-130 aircraft. Work will be performed at Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 23, 2016. This contract includes four one-year unexercised options. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (FA8522-15-D-0002).

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