Radar & Electronic Warfare
May 2017

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Embedded optics enabling higher bandwidth computing

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems are driving the need for higher bandwidth computing and engineers have turned to ruggedized fiber optics to meet that demand. In this Q&A with Gerald Persaud, Vice President, Business Development at Reflex Photonics, discusses the challenges in the design process and where designs are trending for embedded optical modules; [...]

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Feature: Article

Using the updated VITA 65 Standard to build faster high performance systems

Over the past five years, 3U OpenVPX has been the architecture of choice to implement rugged military electronic systems. Application areas include Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW), radar, and network communications. Current technology roadmaps show that signaling rates for PCIe and Ethernet are rapidly increasing and that the [...]

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Rugged Embedded Systems - Performance Without Compromise
Designed, manufactured, and purpose-built in the United States for high-reliability performance in some of the most adverse conditions on Earth.
Industry News

Raytheon begins production of the AN/SPY-6(V) radar

Raytheon’s Tad Dickenson, director of the Air and Missile Defense Radar program, says “Production begins today – which brings us one day closer to delivering this needed, and unprecedented, integrated air and missile defense capability to the Navy.” Read more on radars: Army orders additional counterfire radar systems from Lockheed Martin Long-range discrimination radar passes [...]

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Industry News

Army orders additional counterfire radar systems from Lockheed Martin

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Lockheed Martin is set to manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under the terms of a recently signed $1.6 billion order-dependent contract.

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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.
Industry News

BAE Systems and Leonardo team to develop IR warning system for Army aircraft

The collaboration will advance the threat warning techniques and capabilities leveraged from the BAE Systems Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) — the standard missile-warning system that is currently installed on all the Army’s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft — and the Leonardo DRS IR sensors, which were specifically designed for rotary-wing aircraft.  

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Industry News

DARPA's Colosseum testbed now available for use in SC2 challenge

“The Colosseum is the wireless research environment that we hope will catalyze the advent of autonomous, intelligent, and—most importantly, collaborative—radio technology, which will be essential as the population of devices linking wirelessly to each other and to the internet continues to grow exponentially,” says SC2 program manager Paul Tilghman. If all goes as planned during [...]

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Industry News

Enterprise air surveillance radar completes preliminary design review

TEWKSBURY, Mass. The U.S. Navy and Raytheon completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR). The PDR followed several EASR milestones including the combined systems requirements and system functional reviews, and the integrated baseline review.

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Industry News

CRADA focuses on thermal management of RF applications

The agreement aims to develop advanced concept models and prototype RF modules with integrated cooling technologies. NSWC Crane will need to develop such cooling technologies as the Navy progresses toward much higher power and thermal densities within the new systems being developed. “As product support to these new programs, NSWC Crane must understand the thermal [...]

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Industry News

Long-range discrimination radar passes preliminary design review

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials selected Lockheed Martin in 2015 to develop, build, and test the LRDR. The contract is worth an estimated $784 million. The radar passed PDR by demonstrating both a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 6, putting the team on a path to achieve TRL 7 later [...]

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Mil Tech Trends

RF and microwave technology enabling multimission unmanned systems

The different roles that unmanned aerial systems (UASs) play – whether used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), search-and-rescue missions, or photography – are prompting engineers to design more RF and microwave content into these systems to meet all the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as civilian requirements. Increased intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) [...]

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Industry News

UTC Aerospace Systems begins work on acoustic arrays for Navy submarines

CHARLOTTE, N.C. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the start of manufacturing on the first Large Vertical Array (LVA) acoustic structures for Virginia-class submarines.

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Industry News

Six firms win right to compete in $197 million Naval Air Warfare Center contract

NAWS CHINA LAKE, Calif. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has agreed to allow six companies to compete for task orders to research, develop, sustain, and update the Navy’s Combat Environment Instrumentation Systems (CEIS) under a potential five-year, $197.9 million contract.

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Industry News

Moog wins follow-ons with Northrop Grumman, Marine Corps

Under the terms of the follow-on low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts, Moog will provide a six-axis electromechanical motion control system that automatically levels the platform and elevates and rotates the radar array for efficient transport, rapid deployment, and precise operation. Moog will supply its motion-controller hardware directly to Northrop Grumman and subsystem integrator Saab. Moog’s latest contract [...]

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