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AIR FORCE EXPLORING ADVANCED
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clude technical assessments, prototype
hardware and software modifications
and development, systems engineering
development, performance simulations,
system integration, laboratory demonstrations, flight demonstrations, and
participation in large demonstrations/
exercises. An initial technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 is preferred, demonstrating TRL 6 upon completion.
The program's period of performance for the base contract will be 63
months, with total estimated funding
through FY2023 of $33.6 million ($2.6
million in FY18). Up to two cost plus
fixed fee (CPFF) contracts are anticipated with $16.8 million estimated for
each contract.
The solicitation number is: FA865018-S-1672. The point of contact is Bryan
Fleckenstein, (937) 713-9982, bryan.
fleckenstein@us.af.mil. - J. Haystead

IN BRIEF
Warrior Support Solutions (Milford,
NH) will play a key role in the upcoming U.S. Air Force Electronic Warfare Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team

The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory
(AFRL/RQK) has issued a broad agency
announcement (BAA) - notice of contract action (NOCA) for the Precision
Real-Time Engagement Combat Identification Sensor Exploitation (PRECISE)
program, targeting advanced combat
identification (CID) technologies across
multiple sensor types including radar,
EO, IR and multi/hyperspectral.
Noting that radar is currently the
most commonly used technology for
identification of airborne objects, the
BAA points out that adversaries are
learning new ways to reduce its effectiveness, especially at long ranges. As
such, "the Air Force is interested in
incorporating new sensor phenomonologies alongside radar to break ambiguities and improve confidence in
declarations at range." The PRECISE
program goal is to "enhance current radar capabilities through signal processing, alternate bandwidths, etc., and to
explore the feasibility of fusing other
sensor data."

Representative CID technologies include those that increase situational
awareness, improve target detection,
enhance precision targeting, increase
survivability, and improve information
processing. The focus is on "exploiting features derived from these activities that reveal target characteristics;
or developing unique sensor operating
modes designed to highlight ID features
of targets."
PRECISE will leverage current efforts
supporting the Air Force's Air-to-Air
Hydra Vision program, Hydra Vision is
described as a "balanced (robust) amalgamation of sensor data from multiple
sources to provide warfighters with
higher confidence CID results on surface
or air targets potentially including fusion with intelligence sources, identification of non-traditional targets, fusion
to counter camouflage, concealment and
deception (CCD), and multi-phenomenology features for sustainable databases."
The scope of the PRECISE effort spans
advanced
technology
development
(ATD) through demonstration and validation (DEM/VAL) and is expected to in-

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warfare/electromagnetic spectrum operations). We provide
all military branches, industry, and academia with critical and
timely information on research, development, deployment and
sustainment of EW and EMSO capabilities.
* AF EW/EMSO Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team (ECCT)
Selected to serve as senior advisor due to lead participation in
Air Force EW Roadmapping activities since 2004
* EW Executive Committee (EXCOM)
Contributed to the DoD Electronic Warfare Strategy guiding
the DoD's EW/EMSO future

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In the future fights - "He who dominates the spectrum, wins."
- Gen. Steve "Seve" Wilson, VCSAF, AOC International
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
World Report - Russia Developing More Sophisticated Approach to EW
The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
Resilient and Ready: NATO JEWCS in Transition
EW 101
2018 AOC Industry & Institute/ University Member Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - March 2018 - intro
JED - March 2018 - cover1
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JED - March 2018 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2018 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - From the President
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JED - March 2018 - The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
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JED - March 2018 - The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
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JED - March 2018 - A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
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