Radar & Electronic Warfare
April 2017

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Interview

Electronic warfare challenges in a multi-domain battle

The diversity of signals within the electromagnetic spectrum, the re-allocation of signals, and sharing between the commercial and military world has presented a myriad of technological hurdles for engineers to overcome. Anthony Nigara, Director of the Electronic Warfare Mission Solutions sector at Harris Corp. discusses these challenges as well as potential solutions to give warfighters [...]

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Feature: Field Intelligence

Electronic warfare and FPGAs: The need for speed

Electronic warfare (EW), the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to foil enemy forces and protect friendly ones, is perhaps the most time-sensitive of all the weapons in the military arsenal: a matter of nanoseconds could make the difference between life and death. That’s why latency is so critical to EW processing systems. If a radar-guided [...]

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Game-Changing Technologies in Electronic Warfare
The Electronic Warfare operating environment is unique because a system latency difference measured in nanoseconds can mean the difference between mission success or failure. This paper describes how COTS technologies are pushing, the frontiers of the possible in EW.
Industry News

Missile Defense Agency selects Raytheon for AN/TPY-2 GaN upgrade

GaN increases the radar’s range, search capabilities, and enables the system to better discriminate between threats and non-threats, officials say. The AN/TPY-2 radar operates in two modes, in forward-based mode and terminal mode. Forward-based mode enables the radar to position itself near hostile territory, and detects, tracks and discriminates ballistic missiles shortly after they are [...]

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Industry News

U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton completes software upgrade test

The flight test conducted included the testing of software upgrade, which is designed to enhance Triton’s capabilities including Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), multi-aircraft control, and additional Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) radar modes. “The integration of this enhanced software suite expands Triton’s operational maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting capabilities and moves it [...]

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WFMC+ Mezzanine Card Evolution for Low Latency and High Bandwidth Solutions
For applications like Radar and Electronic Warfare (especially Digital Radio Frequency Memory or DRFM), just a small amount of latency is problematic, due to the necessity of quick response times. Download this whitepaper to read more.
Industry News

U.S. Navy conducts first AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR Ballistic Missile test

Officials say this is the first in a series of ballistic missile defense flight tests planned for the AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR. “This marked a historic moment for the Navy. It’s the first time a ballistic missile target was tracked by a wideband digital beamforming radar,” explains U.S. Navy Captain Seiko Okano, Major Program Manager for Above [...]

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Industry News

SAAB AB officials receive electromagnetic simulator for Gripen aircraft testing

BUFFALO, N.Y. Officials at the Amherst Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman Corp. delivered a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator (CEESIM) to SAAB AB, Surveillance in Jarfalla, Sweden. CEESIM will perform aircraft testing on the Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter.

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Industry News

Air Force awards $95.7 million contract for EW services

SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Air Force has awarded defense and intelligence contractor SRC, Inc. a contract worth $95.7 million contract to continue development on the Sensor Beam program.

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Industry News

Navy & Old Dominion University sign CRADA to assess security in cyber-electronic warfare systems

CRANE, Ind. Old Dominion University (ODU) and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) entered into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with an end-goal to assess security risks for Cyber Electronic Warfare (Cyber-EW) systems in Navy piers and ports.

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Industry News

UUV completes underwater mine-hunting trials

QUINCY, Mass. General Dynamics Mission Systems reports that it has successfully completed a comprehensive evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV), in coordination with the U.S. Navy.

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Industry News

Australian navy's first Aegis-equipped Hobart-class destroyer concludes sea trial

ADELAIDE, Australia. Australia's navy and a team of industry partners recently completed five weeks of sea acceptance trials aboard the future HMAS Hobart, the first of Australia’s three new Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyers.

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Feature: Military Technology Insider

Covering the spectrum: Meeting the challenge of electromagnetic spectrum domination

North Korea recently fired a missile across the Korean Peninsula and into the Sea of Japan. This latest threatening act highlights the increased volatility of the Pacific Region. Ongoing tensions in the Straits of Taiwan and China’s construction of a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea also serve as stark examples of [...]

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Industry News

U.S. Navy, Mercury agree to DRFM jammer contract

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has received a follow-on, five-year, sole source basic ordering agreement (BOA) from the U.S. Navy to deliver advanced digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) subsystems that support frequency jamming in a multithreat environment.

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Industry News

Electromagnetic system R&D contract won by Leidos

Under contract, engineers will research the development of high power electromagnetic (HPEM) technology with the goal of producing and advancing next generation HPEM sources. Milestones include establishing a program and research facility, conducting component research, and working with the government and other researchers toward their HPEM objectives. Leidos will also provide diagnostic and data acquisition, [...]

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