Radar & Electronic Warfare
September 2017

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Feature: Special Report

Shipboard electronics trend both sophisticated and "retro"

As one of the world’s most sophisticated scalable radar systems is poised to make its debut aboard U.S. Navy vessels, so is a “retro” version of an old approach to ship-to-ship communication. This old-style method enables sailors to use their vessels’ signal lamps to text-message each other on handheld devices without knowing Morse code during [...]

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Feature: Article

C4ISR, radar, electronic warfare, unmanned markets continue growth

As threats evolve globally the demand and investment continues to grow in military application areas such as electronic warfare (EW), radar, unmanned systems, and communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

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Industry News

Point Mugu Sea Range adds system to aid in weapons test, development

The Integrated Atmospheric Characterization System (IACS) is a land-based survey tool that measures complex weather features and conditions that could affect laser propagation, such as optical turbulence, transmissivity, and water vapor levels. IACS uses two LIDAR [light detection and ranging] systems to help measure and characterize atmospheric conditions, determine boundary heights, and serve as a [...]

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Industry News

Helicopter-based electronic warfare system passes Navy review

The AOEW AMP AN/ALQ-248 can work independently or with the ship’s onboard electronic surveillance sensor pod — the SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6 – to detect and evaluate incoming missiles. AOEW then uses radio frequency (RF) countermeasure techniques to deter the missile. Construction of the AOEW systems is slated to begin in early 2018 at Lockheed Martin’s Syracuse, [...]

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Industry News

Harris' electronic warfare transmitter tech selected for AC/MC-130J aircraft

MELBOURNE, Fla. BAE Systems officials selected Harris Corp.'s advanced electronic warfare (EW) transmitter technology to help protect the U.S. Air Force Special Operations AC/MC-130J aircraft from electronic threats.

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Industry News

RADA receives $8 million multi-mission radar order

NETANYA, Israel. U.S. military officials placed an order with RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. for Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR). The order totals over an estimated $8 million with deliveries scheduled during 2017.

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Industry News

DoD certifies ViaSat's IFF flight-environment generator

The ViaSat VRG-1000 is a portable radio frequency (RF) flight test generator that uses an intuitive graphical interface and multiple, simultaneous interactive interrogators or transponders to simulate a true flight experience. The tool’s computer-generated motion program enables accurate attenuation and delay of signals, while the software mimics real-time coherent RF messaging in dense, dynamic signal [...]

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Guest Blog

Find and fix: The front-end of the kill chain

What we did with our training and primitive equipment back then compressed the kill chain down to days and hours. Today, those tasks are being done by very powerful computers and algorithms, and that change promises to speed-up the kill chain significantly. We covered the evolution of the kill chain in a previous article, so [...]

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Industry News

DARPA conducts initial test for elevated sensor mast on commissioned Navy vessel

DARPA officials say that towed aloft behind boats or ships, TALONS could persistently suspend intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) instruments and communications payloads of up to 150 pounds at altitudes between 500 and 1,500 feet above sea level, many times higher than current ship masts, which would greatly extend the equipment’s range and effectiveness. The [...]

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Industry News

USAF tests new radar receivers for combat rescue helicopters

The AN/APR-52 RWR, which is part of the HH-60W’s Tactical Mission System Defensive Systems Suite, is an all-digital, four-channel radar warning receiver designed to process a large number of signals simultaneously to more quickly and accurately identify threats to the aircrew, even in very dense signal environments. The aim is to provide critical threat-detection capability [...]

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Industry News

DARPA launches Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems program

ARLINGTON, Va. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials announced the new Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS) program, which aims to further the cause of applying machine learning techniques to the realm of radio frequency (RF) signals.

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Industry News

Radar-simulator market to grow to $2.85 billion by 2022, says study

The Asia-Pacific region will experience the highest CAGR in the radar simulator market during the forecast period, the study found. That area’s increase in passenger traffic and aircraft deliveries will drive the increasing need to train radar operators, which in turn will drive the regional market for radar simulators. The market research also predicted that the hardware [...]

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Industry News

Navy, Lockheed Martin test Aegis Combat System against ballistic missiles

During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a medium range ballistic missile target. The test, called Flight Test Standard Missile–27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2), demonstrated the system’s updated software capabilities. SM-6, says Lockheed Martin, offers over-the-horizon offensive and defensive capability by using the previously designed Standard Missile airframe and [...]

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