electronic warfare

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.

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.