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Army Announces OTA Agreements for Terrestrial Layer System

U.S. Army Soldiers conduct electronic warfare training. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua.

U.S. Army Soldiers conduct electronic warfare training. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua.

The U.S. Army recently entered into Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements through the Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) with General Dynamics Mission Systems and Lockheed Martin for Phase 1 of Terrestrial Layer System – Echelons Above Brigade (TLS EAB) system. The value of the Phase 1 project is expected to be approximately $15 million over an 11 month period of performance.

The overall value of the OTA prototype project is expected to total approximately $163 million over all phases. “The Terrestrial Layer System Echelons Above Brigade is planned as an extended-range, terrestrial sensing, collection, and electromagnetic attack system(s) providing integrated Signals Intelligence, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cyber capabilities for situational awareness, situational understanding, indications and warnings, command post protection operations, and support the delivery of lethal and nonlethal effects in a holistic, synchronized manner for large-scale combat operations,” said Ken Strayer, project manager for Electronic Warfare & Cyber.

“Coupled with the TLS Brigade Combat Team (TLS BCT) system, soldiers at all levels will have the ability to support Multi-Domain Operations with EW situational awareness and affects options.” During Phase 1, both companies will participate in a competitive developmental process consisting of concept design, system design review and a software architecture demonstration. All design, build, and testing of the TLS EAB prototypes will be executed in concert with active duty Soldiers of the appropriate Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) to ensure a user focused experience.