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dard" approach to management and
acquisition of autonomy-focused activities, the report references how this approach has been "successfully applied
to the development and exploration of
stealth and counter stealth, and is currently being employed for the electronic warfare community. Concentration of
senior management on resolving financial, acquisition, and policy issues is an
important benefit of this approach."

US NAVY ISSUES RFI FOR
UAV COMINT PAYLOAD
Last month, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) released a Request for
Information (RFI) for a communications intelligence (COMINT) payload for
its planned MQ-25 aerial refueling UAS.
The successor to the Navy's UCLASS concept, the MQ-25 will provide refueling
to Navy aircraft and perform a secondary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission as part of
the Carrier Air Wing.
The MQ-25 program, which is managed by NAVAIR's Unmanned Carrier
Aviation Office (PMA-268), is seeking

information from industry about potential COMINT solutions for the new UAS.
According to the RFI, "It is expected
that the COMINT sensors and associated processing onboard the air vehicle
will transmit data to CVN Ships Signal
Exploitation Space (SSES) and/or Fleet
Information Operations Center (FIOC)
operator(s) for remote operations via
Classic Reach. The SSES/FIOC operator
will then provide the embarked Composite Warfare Commanders (CWC) and
Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) with mission
situational awareness and cueing information as required."
The RFI also states, "ISR capability
will be evaluated to the extent in which
it can be incorporated within the tanking trade space. ISR capabilities may
include Maritime Domain Awareness via
Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Automatic
Identification System (AIS), and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors."
The RFI solicitation number is
N00019-16-P7-ZD053. Responses are due
by September 16. The program point of
contact is Joe O'Brien, (301) 342-9584,
e-mail joe.obrien@navy.mil. - JED Staff

IN BRIEF
The US Army's Program Executive
Officer (PEO) Intelligence Electronic
Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S), Program
Manager (PM) Electronic Warfare & Cyber
(EW&C), Product Director (PD) Electronic
Attack (EA) (Aberdeen Proving Ground,
MD) has issued a request for information
(RFI) to identify "potential sources and
emerging technologies in support of development of an acquisition strategy to
procure a Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) system to be mounted via
wing pylon pod on a Class IV Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS). Requirements
have been identified in an MFEW Air
Systems of Systems (SoS) Capabilities
Description Document (CDD) currently
in Army staffing with an anticipated
Milestone B in 3QFY18." The technical
point of contact is Gary Clerie, Jr., e-mail
gary.p.clerie2.civ@mail.mil. Responses
to the RFI are due by September 19.

✪ ✪ ✪
The Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA), Tactical
Technologies Office, has released an

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - September 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Nothing to See (Or Hear) Here – Concealing Tactical Communications
Technology Survey: Manpack COMINT and DF Systems
The Heat is On
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - September 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - September 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - September 2016 - From the President
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JED - September 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - September 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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