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is: Steve Fraile, (843) 218-4586, e-mail: steve.fraile@navy.mil.
The contracting point of contact is: Paula Somers, (843) 2185976, e-mail: paula.somers@navy.mil. – J. Haystead

IN BRIEF
Naval Sea Systems Command is holding a follow-up to a
Technical Information Exchange (TIE) held last year as part
of the request for information for what was once called counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device EW (CREW)
Bridge. The program, which is now a joint venture between
PMS 408 and Marine Corps System Command is now called nondevelopmental CREW Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special
Operation Capable (SOC) or CREW MEU (SOC). Due to the urgent
need for such systems, PMS 408 has plans to procure mounted
and dismounted systems that counter a range of current and
future threats, without requiring additional development. PMS
408 is hosting a second TIE March 13 at NSWC (Crane, IN) to
provide additional information to clarify the CREW MEU (SOC)
performance specifications for systems security engineering
and information assurance to ensure that companies with
commercial-off-the-shelf and non-developmental solutions
can meet the upcoming requirements. Preliminary plans are
to, via two requests for proposals, award up to four contracts
(two mounted, two dismounted) for five to eight production
systems. To register for the event, an e-mail must be sent to
JCREWIIEDay@navy.mil, and copied to Suzanne Blagg (suzanne.blagg@usmc.mil) by March 5.

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Mercury Systems (Chelmsford, MA) and TEK Microsystems
(Chelmsford, MA) have each received indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contracts – $16.7 million for Mercury,
$18.1 million for TEK – from the Naval Research Laboratory Tactical Electronic Warfare Division (TEWD) to supply digital signal processing modules (DSPMs) that will be used to design and
evaluate prototype EW applications that will be installed and
operated within an enclosure mounted to airborne and surface
ship platforms. Under the contracts, NRL plans to acquire up
to 390 of the DSPMs over a three-year period.

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Helios Remote Sensing Systems (Rome, NY) and Michigan
Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI) have been selected
by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as
two of the contractors for the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures
(ARC) program. The ARC program seeks to develop an EW capability to counter hostile radar systems by enabling systems
to generate effective countermeasures automatically against
new, unknown or ambiguous radar signals in near real-time
based on over-the-air observable signals. Under the five-year
program, Helios has received an initial contract for $2.9 million and MTRI for $8 million. The first 30 months of the program will focus on development of new processing techniques
and algorithms, as well as component testing; the second 18
months focuses on systems development, with the next two
years for building a real-time ARC prototype.

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Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD) has disclosed that the
AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS) developed for the F-35 has added hostile ground fire detection
to its capabilities. The system successfully detected and located live-round tank fire from an “operationally significant
distance.” In addition, the system is able to simultaneously
detect and pinpoint the location of rockets and anti-aircraft
artillery fired in a wide area.

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Army Contracting Command (Fort Sill, OK) is looking to
identify “promising technologies for the future of fires.” Specifically, the Army seeks to assess and develop “Electric Fires”
capabilities, including directed energy options like high and/
or free energy laser and high power microwaves, plasma and
electromagnetic kinetic energy weapons technologies that are
used to destroy, degrade or deny or disrupt threat capabilities.
Offers were due in late February. The solicitation number is
W9124L13R0002.

13-02-27 5:55 PM

Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) has announced that it is working
with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) to develop an autonomous, unmanned EW capability that will equip
GA-ASI’s Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft with Raytheon’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD).


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Enabling Global Strike: EW Updates to the USAF’s Bomber Fleet
Technology Survey
EW 101
AOC News
2013 AOC Industry Member Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - March 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2013 - From the President
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JED - March 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - March 2013 - Enabling Global Strike: EW Updates to the USAF’s Bomber Fleet
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