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about deterrents. To deter a high-end
threat, they must perceive that we can
impose an unaffordable cost on them
and/or deny them the benefit they are
seeking. They must never think that
they hold a strategic asymmetric advantage over us in any warfighting domain to include the EMS." - J. Haystead

Lockheed Martin has identified Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions as
its main partner, and confirmed that its
technical solution will leverage technology already proven in the AN/SLQ-32(V)6
SEWIP Block 2 system. A total requirement could exist for approximately 100
AOEW AMP systems. - R. Scott



The US Navy has selected Lockheed
Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems
business to develop the helicopterborne ALQ-248 Advanced Offboard
Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) for coordinated EW
countermeasures against anti-ship missile threats.
The Naval Sea Systems Command
(NAVSEA) made the US$5.5 million preliminary design contract award to Lockheed Martin on December 23 following
an industry competition stretching
back over two years. Contract options
for follow on engineering development
and low rate initial production could, if
exercised, bring the cumulative value
up to US$92.7 million.
NAVSEA solicited proposals for the
development of the AOEW AMP back in
August 2014, requesting bids for the
preliminary design, engineering manufacturing development, and low-rate
initial production of a long-duration
AOEW AMP for integration with the
MH-60R and/or MH-60S helicopters as
host platforms. The AOEW AMP will
be integrated with the AN/SLQ-32(V)6
and (V)7 variants (Surface Electronic
Warfare Improvement Program [SEWIP]
Blocks 2 and 3); the Nulka active missile
decoy, and any future decoys via external interfaces with the host platform;
and AN/SLQ-32, both with and without,
the Soft Kill Coordinator Subsystem.
According to NAVSEA, the current
AOEW AMP preliminary design phase
will address the design and development of hardware, firmware, software
and data for a self-contained podded EW
payload incorporating both electronic
surveillance and countermeasures capabilities. A subsequent Engineering
and Manufacturing Development phase
will then integrate hardware and software into a final system design.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR)
EW Discovery and Invention (D&I) program has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals to
develop and demonstrate technologies
for next-generation electronic warfare
(EW) systems across five research opportunity areas. Overall, ONR's goal is
to leverage prior investments to create
subsystem demonstrators of advanced
EW technologies for radio frequency
(RF), millimeter wave (mmW) and electro optic/infrared (EO/IR) portions of
the EMS to create subsystem demonstrators (SSDs) of advanced EW capabilities.
The BAA defines an SSD "as an integrated collection of components, devices and subsystems that, in conjunction
with other established or developmental
technologies and techniques, will demonstrate an end-to-end EW capability."
SSDs are required to demonstrate the
functional configuration and capability
of a final EW subsystem, but not necessarily the package or form.
Area 1: Subsystem Demonstrator
for EO/IR Beam Steering at Multiple
Wavelengths: The research goal is for
the SSD "to provide the capability to
non-mechanically steer multiple bands
of the UV, VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and
LWIR spectrum to be directed in a low
divergence beam with minimal or no
side lobes over an angular range covering not less than 120-degrees conical
(threshold) up to a complete hemisphere
Area 2: Intelligent EW Subsystem
Demonstrator (SSD): The goal for this
area is to create a SSD that "can outperform traditional EW systems with static
emitter databases and pre-programmed
countermeasures." Noting the increased
agility of RF systems, specifically it
seeks to develop capability for surface
ships that "(1) autonomously adapts its

EW strategies without using static rules,
and (2) outpaces red force tactical options by operating within red decision
making timelines.  The proposed technology should have the ability to dynamically a) identify and track emitters,
b)  maintain multiple hypotheses with
likelihood estimates on aspects of emitter functional characteristics that are
uncertain, c) generate and maintain a
list of proposed countermeasures for
each threat emitter, d) assess countermeasure effectiveness, and e) refine EA
Area 3: Networked EW Concepts: This
area seeks to "to explore, identify, and
define the parameters and techniques
required to provide a fundamental networked EW capability. This objective
area seeks innovation that advances
the capability, reaction, and coordination of networked EW assets rather
than management of existing assets or
creation of a new communications system. Innovation is expected in which
specific capabilities of networked EW
substantially exceed that of the individual assets acting alone."
Area 4: Innovative Counter Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C-ISR) Concepts: This area seeks
innovative, emerging technology EW
concepts to counter emerging sensor
threats. "The traditional approach to
defeating such sensors is to employ
high optical/infrared power countermeasures that saturate or damage the
imaging sensor.  Proposals are being
sought for non-traditional solutions to
the problem of deceiving and/or denying imaging sensors without resort to
such 'brute force' techniques."
Area 5: Innovative EW Concepts:
"The objective is to explore truly innovative concepts in the EW areas of EWS,
EA, or EP which could fundamentally
change the way military (Navy, Marine
Corps and Joint service) forces conduct
EW operations."
The solicitation number is N0001417-S-B008. The points of contact are
Matthew Murray, (703) 696-4257, and Susan
Paolini, (703) 696-0554, susan.paolini@ White papers are due February 21, with full proposals due June 5.
- JED Staff a


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Asia-Pacific SIGINT Programs
Technology Survey: Analog-to-Digital Converters
Operator 101
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick LookThe
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JED - February 2017 - From the President
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