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US AIR FORCE RELEASES BAA FOR NEXT-GENERATION THREAT WARNING AND COUNTERMEASURES TECHNOLOGY
tion, characterization and vulnerability
assessment of threat missile and sensor
hardware, including the collection of
data for use in modeling and simulation; modeling and simulation of threat
missile and sensor hardware; MOSAIC
software development, upgrades and
capability expansion including signature generation integration and development; derivation and evaluation of
EO/IR missile countermeasure concepts
from modeling and simulation analysis
results; aircraft, threat and countermeasure scene generation, signature
characterization, signature simulation,
modeling, and testing in selected spectral bands; conduct testing activities at
remote facilities as required; imaging
threat CM development and evaluation,
including potential work on threat surrogates, hybrid simulators, the Contrast
Testbed (CTB), and the Multispectral
Scene Projector (MSSP); Proactive IRCM
(PIRCM) development and evaluation including (but not limited to) detectors,
lasers, and scanners; laser detection
techniques including off-axis detection;
laser-based IRCM concept development,
testing, and analysis; laser threat warning sensor development, evaluation,

and hardening; missile warning sensor
development, evaluation, and testing;
HFI technique development, testing,
and analysis; integrated threat warning
concept development to include visible
missile and active threat detection; and
finally, normal and quick reaction support to the user concerning operational
platforms, including an assessment of
their vulnerability and candidate responses to Area Denial Weapon System
(ADWS) sensors and missile seekers.
Base Support facilities, available for
proposal inclusion, include the Dynamic
Infrared Missile Evaluation (DIME) Facility and the Integrated Threat Warning Laboratory (ITWL). The Air Force
anticipates awarding a single IDIQ contract with one task order. The basic IDIQ
effort is expected to take 72 months,
and the estimated program cost is $49.4
million. The anticipated award date is
Aug. 13.
The
BAA
number
is
BAARQKS-2014-008. The technical point of
contact is Raymond Haren; phone: (937)
528-8443; email: raymond.haren@us.af.
mil. Contracting point of contact is Ella
Himes; phone: (937) 656-9617; email:
ella.himes@us.af.mil. - J. Haystead

NRL PROCURING EW R&D SUPPORT SERVICES
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
is procuring research and development
(R&D) support services for several of
its R&D groups involved with EW technologies. Among these, it is procuring
R&D, maintenance and testing support services for its Advanced Techniques Digital Integrated EW Simulation
Branch, which conducts research on RF
and EO/IR antiship missile simulators
to support the evaluation of current
and future EW systems and techniques.
The procurement is a 100 percent setaside for small businesses. NRL plans
a single Indefinite Delivery Indefi-

nite Quantity (IDIQ), Cost Plus Fixed
Fee (CPFF), and Firm Fixed Price (FFP)
contract award for the work covering a
12-month period of performance, with
two options, each potentially extending the term an additional 12 months.
The solicitation number is N00173-14-RRK02. The point of contact is Kristopher
Ramsey, phone: (202) 767-3782, email:
kristopher.ramsey@nrl.navy.mil.
Also a 100 percent set-aside for
small business, NRL is procuring R&D
and prototyping support in high-power
electromagnetic and countermeasure
technology for its Surface Electronic

The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2014

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RYW)
(Wright Patterson AFB, OH) has issued
a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
for the Threat Warning and Countermeasures (TWCM) program, which will
develop and test a new integrated and
cooperative, multi-spectral threat warning and countermeasure system, including missile warning, laser warning and
hostile fire indication (HFI). Countermeasure techniques include electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), directional and
proactive countermeasures.
The program is part of the Air Force's
ongoing effort to develop technology
solutions to address the EW deficiencies
called out by the Joint Electronic Warfare Center's (JEWC's) EW Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) and the Air Force
Core Function Master Plans (CFMP).
Central to this is the Air Force's priority
mission to support global Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
in hostile Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/
AD) environments, where adversaries
are expected to employ sophisticated
integrated air defense systems (IADS).
As described in the TWCM Statement
of Objectives (SOO), "As missile seeker
technology progresses, countermeasures previously shown to be sufficient
are being relegated to obsolescence."
The TWCM requirement is therefore for
a robust technique that can be effective against all current threat designs
and advanced seekers. The SOO notes
that the use of coherent sources (lasers)
has been identified as one promising approach, as well as that countermeasure
effectiveness can be increased through
such things as characterization of missile aim point and optimal positioning
of countermeasures hardware.
Specifically, the SOO lists the following requirements: the design, development and fabrication of test equipment
to meet unique test situations; exploita-

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
50 Years of Airborne SIGINT
ACE Program Lays Out Plans for New EW Capabilities
Technology Survey: Spectrum Analyzers
EW 101
NAWCWD Hosts 43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - June 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - June 2014 - From the President
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JED - June 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - June 2014 - World Report
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