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RFI for Mobile Force Protection that is
focused on counter-unmanned aircraft
systems (CUAS) capabilities. According to the RFI, "DARPA is interested in
identifying novel, flexible, mobile layered defense systems and component
technologies that could be leveraged to
improve force protection against a variety of sUAS [small UAS] threats and
tactics, could be fielded within the next
three to four years, and are structured
to rapidly evolve with threat and tactic
advancements. DARPA is interested in
exploring the potential for developing
and demonstrating system solutions,
including sensors and effectors, to enable detection, identification, tracking,
and neutralization of sUAS threats. The
solution should be scalable and modular
such that it could be deployed in multiple defense applications on a variety
of platforms (vehicles and vessels); the
solution is intended for the defense
of fixed and mobile ground and naval
forces. To the greatest extent possible,
it should also address rocket, artillery,
mortar, and other conventional threats."
The RFI solicitation number is DARPASN-16-58. DARPA is planning to hold a
Mobile Force Protection workshop later
this month.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has won a $47 million contract
from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, La-

ser Division (Kirtland AFB, NM) for the
SHiELD Turret Research in Aero Effects
(STRAFE) project. The STRAFE effort
will concentrate on developing an advanced beam control system with the
appropriate size, weight and power as
part of a complete podded high-power
laser system being developed by AFRL
under the SHiELD ATD program.

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Giga-tronics (San Ramon, CA) has
appointed W. Joseph Thompson as chairman and acting CEO. He succeeds John
Regazzi, the architect of the Company's
Advanced Signal Generator and Analysis platform (ASG), who is assuming the
role of CTO to enable him to focus on
customer engagement and future technology development.

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DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) has issued an officewide RFI seeking industry responses
that support MTO's three target thrust
areas: (1) the DOD's critical reliance on
the electromagnetic spectrum, (2) data
collection and exploitation in resourceconstrained environments, and (3) embracing and thriving in the globalized
technology base. With regard to its
Spectrum and Physics Interfaces thrust
area, the MTO RFI states, "The electromagnetic spectrum is the sixth domain
of modern warfare. The effectiveness
of combat operations in the land, sea,

air, space, and cyber domains depends
on our ability to control and exploit the
spectrum, because it is critical to our
capabilities in navigation. While the
spectrum is at the heart of current and
future warfare, it remains highly contested and congested, and future infocentric warfare will require more access
than ever before. DARPA/MTO is developing components to effectively operate
in a dynamic, contentious spectrum,
which includes research in hardware
components for maximal flexibility, machine learning for spectral reasoning,
and fast development cycles for fielding
complex electromagnetic systems." A
proposers' day is scheduled for Monday
September 20. The RFI solicitation number is DARPA-SN-16-60.

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The US Army recently stood up a
Threat Agnostic Tiger Team (TATT)
that will be coordinating with the science and technology community to
identify technologies and establish an
investment strategy in "threat agnostic"
survivability capabilities that will be integrated onto Army aircraft. As part of
this effort, the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
(RDECOM), Communications-Electronics
Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and
Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD)
has issued an RFI for electronic warfare
air and ground technologies. According

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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 - The View From Here
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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 - Technology Survey: Manpack COMINT and DF Systems
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JED - September 2016 - The Heat is On
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JED - September 2016 - EW 101
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JED - September 2016 - AOC News
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JED - September 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - September 2016 - JED Quick Look
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