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vice since 1981, as described by Colonel
Reynolds, Compass Call has, in particular, "seen many deployments since 9/11,
including Operations Iraqi Freedom,
Odyssey Dawn, Unified Protector and
Willing Spirit to name a few. In all, Compass Call has deployed to ten different
locations over the last 13 years, with at
times, three separate squadrons on the
road simultaneously."
The Baseline 2 upgrade represents
the latest iteration of the platform's
ongoing spiral upgrade acquisition
strategy managed by the Air Force "Big
Safari" Program office and Air Force
Material Command's 661st Aeronautical
Systems Squadron based in Waco, TX. As
described by Col. Reynolds, "Through
our spiral upgrade process, Baseline-2
provides cutting edge technologies and
the ability to be innovative as we support operations in the air, land, maritime, space and cyberspace domains."
Though the majority of improvements
provided by the Baseline 2 upgrade are
classified, they are generally described
as "enhancing precision and increasing
attack capacity." According to the Air

Force, the system was also "re-designed
to expand its "plug-and-play" Quick Reaction Capability, which has historically
allowed the program to counter unique
"one-off" high profile threats." In addition, the aircraft's communication
capabilities have been expanded with
"new satellite connectivity compatible
with emerging DOD architectures, in-

creased multi-asset coordination nets
and upgraded data-link terminals." The
upgraded aircraft are now also equipped
with the Northrop Grumman (Rolling
Meadows, IL) Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.
The EC-130H aircraft carries a crew
of 13, with four members handling
flight and navigation and nine dedi-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - April 2014

The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Rich Sorelle
The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
Technology Survey: Radar Jammers
Show Preview: EW Europe 2014
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - April 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - April 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - From the President
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JED - April 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - April 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - April 2014 - World Report
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JED - April 2014 - Interview: Rich Sorelle
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JED - April 2014 - The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
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JED - April 2014 - Technology Survey: Radar Jammers
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JED - April 2014 - Show Preview: EW Europe 2014
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JED - April 2014 - EW 101
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JED - April 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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