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like to best meet the requirement. Obviously, the ultimate decision will be
made based on many factors, one being
technical risk, but another being lifecycle costs in this budget environment.
The supplier will need to take all of this
into account, and competing vendors
should expect to provide a lot of costimpact information and justification
data relative to LRU location."

Similarly, the Air Force will be leaving the decision on what to propose
relative to many of the technological
approaches to the industry competitors.
Among these are differing approaches
and opinions around the requirement
for an efficient wide-band, high-power,
jammer transmitter power source. While
some have indicated a preference for a
jammer configuration based on solidstate amplifiers, others have focused on
a tube-type microwave power module
(MPM) approach. Says Voorheis, "The
Air Force will not dictate the answer,
but will leave that assessment to the
individual competitors to propose in
response to the technical performance
requirements levied upon them."
Because the EPAWSS program is
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old, and particularly
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - July 2014 - cover1
JED - July 2014 - cover2
JED - July 2014 - 3
JED - July 2014 - 4
JED - July 2014 - 5
JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
JED - July 2014 - 7
JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
JED - July 2014 - 9
JED - July 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - July 2014 - 11
JED - July 2014 - From the President
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JED - July 2014 - 14
JED - July 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - July 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - July 2014 - World Report
JED - July 2014 - 27
JED - July 2014 - The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
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JED - July 2014 - EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
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JED - July 2014 - 42
JED - July 2014 - Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
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JED - July 2014 - EW 101
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JED - July 2014 - New Products
JED - July 2014 - 54
JED - July 2014 - AOC Election Guide
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JED - July 2014 - AOC News
JED - July 2014 - 64
JED - July 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - July 2014 - JED Quick Look
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