Radar & Electronic Warfare
July 2017

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Analysis of modern radar and electronic warfare signals using advanced RF measurement techniques

Modern radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems rely on sophisticated signal processing and complex radio-frequency (RF) modulation on pulse. Without proper signal design verification, these techniques may not be effective during critical engagements, which could be catastrophic for the operator. Determining the radar’s ability to successfully detect and track targets or an EW system’s ability [...]

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Feature: Articles

The role of machine learning in autonomous spectrum sharing

Speakers and attendees at the recent NIWeek in Austin, Texas, – the annual conference and exhibition held by National Instruments (NI) – discussed the technological obstacles and potential solutions for enabling autonomous spectrum sharing and touted the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) as an excellent platform for finding such [...]

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VME Forever
VME has been at the heart of rugged embedded computing for over 30 years. Alternative architectures have come along – but VME is still thriving. And: there are good reasons why VME will continue to thrive – as this white paper explains.
Industry News

State Department approves possible FMS for Patriot air defense systems

WASHINGTON. State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Romania for Patriot air defense systems, related support, and equipment. The estimated cost is $3.9 billion.

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Industry News

SOCOM selects BAE Systems' electronic warfare suite for AC/MC130J fleet

NASHUA, N.H. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) officials selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft.

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Hardware and Measurement Abstraction Layers
Hardware abstraction layers (HALs) and measurement abstraction layers (MALs) are some of the most effective design patterns to make test software as adaptable as the hardware.
Industry News

MDA, Army complete missile defense test with THAAD system

During the missile defense test, the THAAD system detected, tracked, and intercepted a threat representative intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) target. The system is located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska. During the test, designated Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18, the THAAD radar first detected, acquired and tracked the target. The THAAD system then developed [...]

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Industry News

Northrop Grumman inks torpedo contract with U.S. Navy

FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $9.6 million contract, with options up to $40.5 million, to produce the transducer array/nose shell assembly of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo, the main offensive weapon deployed from all U.S. Navy submarines.

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Industry News

Elbit demos unmanned antimine, antisub, EW craft in North Sea trials

Seagull is a 39-foot-long long USV that can be operated from a mother ship or from shore stations that enables multimission capabilities including antisubmarine warfare (ASW), MCM, electronic warfare (EW), or maritime-security functions. It features built-in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) capabilities for enhanced situational awareness and offers mission endurance of more than [...]

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Guest Blog

Shrinking the kill chain

They are evolutionary, but the new ones don’t replace the older ones. They appear to either modify or sit on top of the old ones, from what I can discern. So, let’s take a cue from Rudyard Kipling and consult my three honest serving men (oversimplification, generalization, and poetic license) to review the history of [...]

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Industry News

Telephonics wins Navy ARPDD retrofit contract from Lockheed Martin

The award — part of phase three of the U.S. Navy’s ARPDD Retrofit Program – is a follow-on phase to a previously awarded multiyear contract.  Under the terms of the contract, Telephonics ARPDD systems will be installed on the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters, providing advanced maritime and littoral surveillance. The AN/APS-153(V)1 radar system, together with the ARPDD, provides the naval helicopters with such [...]

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Industry News

State Department approves AN/TPQ-53(V) radar system FMS to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON. State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems and related support. The total estimated program cost is $662 million.

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Industry News

Radar mission integration support contract won by Gryphon Technologies

WASHINGTON. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials selected Gryphon Technologies, LC for a single award contract to provide Mission Integration services in support of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar as it conducts its mission.

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Industry News

Air Force taps Lockheed Martin to develop a radar threat simulator system

PARIS. U.S. Air Force officials selected Lockheed Martin to develop, produce, and field a threat simulator for future combat aircrew training. The contract is worth an estimated $104 million for the Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 (ARTS-V2) program.

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