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for Electronic Warfare (PM EW) office of
PEO-IEW&S (Aberdeen Proving Ground,
MD), “subsequent to receiving a protest
of the EWPMT award, the Government
has taken corrective action and the
protest was dismissed. The Government
is currently re-evaluating all proposals
and evaluations in the Final Competitive
Range to confirm findings. Additional
information will be made available once
there is a new contract award.”
The Army has not as yet identified
the contractors included in the “Final
Competitive Range” category, but in
addition to Raytheon and Sotera, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman,
among others, were pursuing the program, at least in its early stages. None
of the contractors contacted for this report were willing to comment on their
current status.
The EWPMT represents the first increment (Increment 1) of the Army’s
overall Integrated Electronic Warfare
System (IEWS) family of systems which
is intended to provide an organic EW capability to battlefield commanders down
to the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) level.

Scheduled to be developed through a total of six CDs, the EWPMT will give the
Army’s new EW Officers (EWOs) a powerful toolset to plan, coordinate, manage,
and deconflict EW activities.
The EWPMT software will run on a
laptop workstation within the Common
Operating Environment (COE) Command
Post Computing Environment (CPCE) and
on one or more “presentation-layer widgets” running on client laptops linked
via a Local Area Network (LAN). According to LTC Joyce Stewart, Product
Manager Electronic Warfare Integration,
the next milestone for the EWPMT program is the successful fielding of the
CD1 toolset and its alignment with the
CPCE. “The EWPMT program is utilizing an Information Technology (IT) box
construct, which will allow the program
to develop requirements as outlined in
the Capabilities Development Document
(CDD) in addition to EW technological
capabilities as they emerge throughout
the life cycle of the program.”
Stewart says this construct gives
the program the flexibility to rapidly
employ emerging technologies to keep

pace with the warfighters’ current EW
needs. Future EWPMT CDs will add additional graphical display capabilities,
allow the transfer of control of EW mission resources to any echelon to provide
backup support, provide for post mission
analysis, as well as rapid reconfiguration of organic EW assets, and immediate targeting information to fires and
maneuver elements. “We plan to develop six capability drops of EWPMT,” says
Stewart. “Additional functionality associated with each CD drop will be outlined in the Requirements Development
Package (RDP) as outlined in the IT Box
Construct. Capability drops will be deployed in the agile IT Box Construct as
funding and schedule permit.”
Prior to the protest and reevaluation, the Army had planned to evaluate
the initial set of software tools in select units in the third quarter of 2015,
and to have a full operational capability established by the end of 2019. Now,
however, PM EW says “the impact on the
EWPMT development schedule and funding is unknown at this point pending an
award.” – J. Haystead

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
World Report
Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
US Army Electronic Warfare in the Post- Global War on Terrorism World
RF Decoys for Fighter Aircraft
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention Guide
AOC 2013 Award Winners
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2013 - From the President
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JED - October 2013 - Letters
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