Project agreement focuses on developing advanced EW capabilities for Australian forces

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Officials at Australia's Defence Science and Technology (DST) and Raytheon signed an interactive project agreement to develop and prototype advanced electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for the Australian Defense Force's priorities and programs.

Under the agreement, Raytheon will provide its Multi-Function Receiver Exciter System test bench, a control system and a modeling and simulation environment. The lab will use the Multi-Function Integrated Receiver Exciter System (MFIRES), a part of a product family that includes Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer Mid-band, to evolve and test advanced EW techniques.

Along with its electronic attack capability, MFIRES is also a radar warning receiver, providing electronic support and protection. Integrating multiple functions enables system success across the full EW mission by using less power, weight and space, all elements in creating an advantage in electronic warfare, officials explain.