February 2014 * Volume 37, Issue 2 The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2014 4 News The Monitor 15 US Navy Selects Raytheon (Again) for NGJ Contract. World Report 22 RAF Retires ALARM Anti-radiation Missile. Features Europe's Surface Ship EW Programs 24 Luca Peruzzi European navies and shipbuilders are pursuing integrated mast designs for their surface combatants. The pay-off in performance and cost could be substantial. Simulation: Practice Makes Perfect 33 H. Byron Green In the world of RF environment simulation, electromagnetic environment scenarios are about to get very large. What does this mean for the acquisition community, as well as EW training within the operational community? Technology Survey: FPGA Boards 39 Ollie Holt Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. This progress underscores the evolution of many critical EW systems. This month's survey takes a look at what is available in FPGA boards. Departments 6 8 10 12 44 47 49 50 The View From Here Conferences Calendar Courses Calendar From the President EW 101 AOC News Index of Advertisers JED Quick Look Cover photo courtesy DCNS. Contents photo courtesy US Navy.