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Procurement Navy (APN) for AEA; $11.0
million in APN for all EA-6B series aircraft;
and $14.8 million APN for MAGTF EW.
The Navy plans to maintain its AEA
capabilities through the EA-18G Growler
aircraft, with eleven of sixteen EA-18G
squadrons already fielded or in transition, and a total inventory objective of
138 EA-18G aircraft. According to the
Navy, "The EA-18G is a critical enabler
in the Joint force, bringing to the fight
fully netted warfare capabilities that
will provide electromagnetic spectrum
dominance in an electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMMW) environment."
The Navy also plans to continue development of the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) to replace the legacy AN/
ALQ-99 jamming system. NGJ is expected to provide the necessary power and
digital techniques needed to counter increasingly advanced and sophisticated
adversary EW search, surveillance, and
targeting-radars and communications
systems. NGJ will be developed in three
increments: Mid-Band (Increment 1),
Low-Band (Increment 2), and High-Band
(Increment 3).

NGJ Technology Maturation and Risk
Reduction (TMMR) is planned for FY2015
and includes completion of the system
functional review, development and release of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
for the Engineering and Manufacturing
Development (E&MD) phase, maturation
of software specification requirements,
and conduct of the Technology 10 Readiness Assessment (TRA) demonstrations.
The FY2015 budget request includes
$43.5 million for procurement of Avionics Peculiar Ground Support Equipment
for EA-18G aircraft; $18.7 million in
RDT&E for integration of jamming techniques optimization 9 improvements
and evolutionary software development;
and $246.9 million in RDT&E for Next
Generation Jammer (NGJ).

Air Force
Dr. William A. LaPlante, assistant
secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, and Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field,
deputy chief of staff for operations,
gave testimony outlining the Air Force's
plans and budget priorities for combat
aviation. Similar to the Navy's approach,

the Air Force has identified five core
mission areas that will guide its efforts:
air and space superiority; intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR);
rapid global mobility; global strike; and
command and control.
Overall, the Air Force says its plan
is to "continue to manage risk across
the global precision attack portfolio
by prioritizing investment in fifthgeneration aircraft while sustaining
legacy platforms as a bridge to the
multi-role F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,"
which it describes as the "centerpiece
(of its) fighter precision attack capability." The FY20I5 budget request
includes $4.9 billion for continued
development and procurement of 26 F35A, Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft.
Beginning in FY2015, the Air Force
plans to retire its entire fleet of 283
A-10 "Thunderbolt II" aircraft, resulting
in savings of $3.7 billion ($4.28 billion
including cost avoidance). The Air Force
says the decision was based on fiscal
constraints and because "the platform
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview
European Helicopter EW
Advanced ASE And ESM Already On Some US Helicopters
Ground-Based COMINT Solutions
Fighting the Kill Chain: Concepts and Methods of Electronic Attack
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - May 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - From the President
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JED - May 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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