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Warfare Systems Branch. R&D support
areas include counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), both detection
and defeat; vessel stopping, threat
analysis of antiship cruise missiles and
evaluation of specific countermeasures
systems against those threats; system analysis, design and development;
design, development and rapid prototyping and initial limited production
quantities of IEDs; computer simulation,
design and development; evaluation of

IDA 2: Dive Deep into
Interference Analysis

millimeter-wave, ultra-short-pulse and
high-energy laser technologies; and
improvements in countermeasures in
millimeter-wave and EO/IR bands. NRL
plans a single IDIQ, CPFF and FFP contract award. The solicitation number is
N00173-14-R-GJ01. The point of contact
is Brenda Green; phone: (202) 404-1342;
email: brenda.green@nrl.navy.mil.
NRL is making two additional procurements for research support in optical
techniques, devices, and measurements

US ARMY SEEKS MATURE HARD KILL COUNTER MEASURE
PROTECTION FOR GROUND VEHICLES

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The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
(RDECOM) has issued a Request for
Information (RFI) for a groundvehicle, active-protection, Hard
Kill Counter Measure (HKCM) system. The Army is looking for data
and analysis on all types of HKCM
technologies that can be applied on
light, medium and heavy classes of
ground vehicles. Technologies of
interest include launchers; countermeasures; interceptors; sensors;
interceptor guidance and control
(GNCs); propulsion; warhead/defeat mechanisms; Fuze, Safe and
Arm (FSA); and target-detection
sensors. According to the RFI, the
Army is particularly interested in
those HKCM systems or subsystems
that will be sufficiently technically
mature to integrate onto RDECOM's
Modular Active Protection Systems
(MAPS) in support of on-vehicle
demonstrations planned for FY2019.
In February, the Army released a
separate RFI for the MAPS Program
for the design, development, and
testing of a MAPS Controller (MAC)
and a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) architecture "that
integrates multiple APS material
solutions/configurations in a manner that results in significant reductions in overall cost, schedule, and
risk." The HKCM system will be integrated onto one or two demonstrator
vehicles. Candidate vehicles include
the M1126 Stryker, M2 Bradley and
M1 Abrams.

The HKCM is expected to be able
to defeat threats ranging from infantry shoulder-launched rockets/
projectiles to vehicle-launched antitank guided missiles (ATGMs). These
include: tank-fired kinetic energy
(KE) and chemical energy (CE) projectiles, indirect-fire rockets, artillery and mortar, and UAS-launched
threats. The HKCM system will respond to approaching threats according to the trajectory projected by the
onboard modular fire-control system, and may include an interceptor
or countermeasure with or without a
launcher mechanism.
Specific information of interest
to RDECOM includes: HKCM system
size, weight and power (SWAP); field
of regard and engagement; Technology Readiness Level (TRL); time to
engagement and defeat standoff,
system performance data against
threshold threats; physical attachments with launcher (if part of HKCM
system); propulsion type; number of
threat engagements before reload;
countermeasure type; sensor or radar data required from protected
vehicle; probability of threat defeat
(given a launch signal); and communication requirements.
According to the RFI, "the government expects to complete the
technology assessment and formulate a MAPS HKCM acquisition and
demonstration strategy in FY2015."
The point of contact is Roger Tang;
email: roger.tang.civ@mail.mil.
- J. Haystead


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JED - June 2014

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

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
JED - June 2014 - cover1
JED - June 2014 - cover2
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JED - June 2014 - 4
JED - June 2014 - 5
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
JED - June 2014 - 11
JED - June 2014 - From the President
JED - June 2014 - 13
JED - June 2014 - 14
JED - June 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - June 2014 - World Report
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JED - June 2014 - 50 Years of Airborne SIGINT
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JED - June 2014 - ACE Program Lays Out Plans for New EW Capabilities
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JED - June 2014 - Technology Survey: Spectrum Analyzers
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JED - June 2014 - EW 101
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JED - June 2014 - NAWCWD Hosts 43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
JED - June 2014 - AOC News
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JED - June 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - June 2014 - JED Quick Look
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