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US AIR FORCE RELEASES ALR-69A RFP

FY2017 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
COMPLETED
The US Congress last month passed
the DOD's FY2017 budget as part of a
larger omnibus spending bill. The funding bill, which is seven months late,
provides $593 billion for DOD operations,
an increase of $19.9 billion over FY2016
defense spending. The appropriations
bill, combined with a $5.8 billion supplemental spending package enacted in
December, provides the DOD with $598.5
billion for FY2017.
In the bill, the House and Senate
mostly agreed with the EW and SIGINT
funding requests from the DOD. This includes programs, such as the Navy's Next
Generation Jammer (Increment 1) development program ($577 million), the
Army's Common Missile Warning System

nical Data Package, including recently
redesigned Shop Replaceable Units
(SRUs). The 7-year manufacturing contract calls for a two-year First Article
qualification period, followed by five
annual production options for up to
779 systems, plus spares.
Raytheon developed the ALR-69A
under a 2001 contract from the EW/
Avionics Division. The company produced 57 systems in three low-rate
production lots; the last systems were
delivered in April 2012. The system is
currently installed on 24 C-130H1 aircraft in service with the
ANG.

Future plans call for installing the
ALR-69A on 92 C-130 aircraft in service
with the ANG and AFRC. Additional requirements could include 535 F-16s in
service with ACC, AFRC and ANG, as
well as 152 AMC and ANG C-17s. Also, in
its listing of 2017 weapons system modernization priorities, the ANG identified the ALR-69A for its A-10s,
as well as additional C-130H/
J aircraft.
Proposals are due on
June 20, and a contract
could be awarded in
late FY2017 or early
FY2018. - J. Knowles

The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2017

The US Air Force's Electronic Warfare/Avionics Division (Robins AFB,
GA) has released the final solicitation
for its ALR-69A Radar Warning Receiver
(RWR) production program. The competition to build up to 779 ALR-69A systems for Air Combat Command (ACC),
Air Mobility Command (ACC), Air Force
Reserve Command (AFRC), and the Air
National Guard (ANG), has drawn interest from Raytheon (the original designer of the ALR-69A), Northrop Grumman,
BAE Systems and Harris Corp.
The ALR-69A is an FPGA-based
channelized digital receiver that comprises a Countermeasures Signal Processor (CSP) and four C/J-Band
Radar Receivers (RRs).
The Air Force has
provided bidders with a
Level III Tech-

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procurement ($41.6 million) and the Air
Force's Counterspace Systems procurement program ($27 million).
When it came to budget adjustments,
overall, the Army seemed to fair the best
among the Services. The bill added $29
million to the Army's EW and SIGINT procurement programs and did not seem to
cut any funds from them. In the Army's
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) lines, Congress added $90
million and cut just $21 million. By comparison, the Navy received just $5 million in additional EW procurement, but it
suffered $81.2 million in cuts across its
EW and SIGINT programs. The situation
was even worse in the Navy's EW RDT&E
budget lines, where it only received $4
million in additional funding and lost
$102.5 million in cuts. The Air Force

fared better than the Navy. It received
$103 million in additional funding for
its EW and SIGINT procurement programs
and lost just $5 million in cuts. Air Force
EW RDT&E was a different story however.
These programs lost $62.7 million in cuts
and received just $9.5 million in additional funding for EW.
Here is a look at the adds and cuts in
more detail, organized by Service:

Army
Procurement
* $7 million added to the Communications Navigation and Surveillance line
for Assured PNT; and
* $22 million added to Aircraft Survivability Equipment program (total
$89.4 million) for a "modernized radar
warning receiver" program.



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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
DIRCM Past & Present
Technology Survey: GaN Transistors
EW 101
Report from the 42nd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium
AOC News
2017 AOC International Election Guide
JED Quick Look
Index of Advertisers
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JED - June 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2017 - From the President
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JED - June 2017 - 2017 AOC International Election Guide
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