June 2014 * Volume 37, Issue 6 The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2014 4 News The Monitor 15 US Air Force Releases BAA for Next-Generation Threat Warning and Countermeasures Technology World Report 20 Common Jamming Pod for RAF Tornado GR.4s Features 50 Years of Airborne SIGINT 22 Martin Streetly Commemorating the AOC's 50th year, we take a look at airborne SIGINT past and present. What has endured and how has it changed? ACE Program Lays Out Plans for New EW Capabilities 33 John Haystead The DOD's Advanced Components for EW (ACE) program aims to rapidly evolve EW technologies to handle the threat capabilities of the future. This is probably the most important EW technology program in the DOD today - and the most ambitious. Technology Survey: Spectrum Analyzers 37 Ollie Holt In the lab and in the field, spectrum analyzers are providing better performance and more functionality than ever before. NAWCWD Hosts 43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium 53 Departments 6 8 10 12 49 54 57 58 The View From Here Conferences Calendar Courses Calendar From the President EW 101 AOC News Index of Advertisers JED Quick Look Cover photos provided by Martin Streetly.