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weapon systems. According to the RFI,
the principal interest is in airborne applications, but similar technologies are
also "highly desired for ground-to-air
applications utilizing comparable combining architectures and targeting specific airborne threats."
For airborne platforms, information is specifically sought on vendor
capabilities to mature robust narrow
linewidth fiber lasers suitable for insertion on future air dominance platforms with challenging size, weight
and power (SWaP) considerations using
either coherent or spectral beam combining architectures. The FLBC office is
also seeking information on R&D capabilities relative to high-brightness, low
SWaP laser diodes for pumping fiber
amplifier systems. "The primary interest is in reducing the overall size and
weight of diode pump module while
increasing output power, electrical-tooptical efficiency and optimizing module design for dense packaging."
All FLARE R&D efforts will be performed at AFRL's facilities at Kirtland
Air Force Base, NM, although "there is

a possibility for limited R&D efforts to
be performed at other specified Government and/or commercial facilities."
The solicitation number is: RFI-AFRLRVKDL-2017-0005. The primary point
of contact is: Christopher Lockridge,
(505) 846-1527, email christopher.lockridge.2@us.af.mil.

Sensors Directorate (Wright Patterson
AFB, OH) for the Electronic Support
Critical Experiment (ECSE), an effort to
develop a new generation of RF receiver
technologies to detect advanced radars.
Raytheon won an earlier ECSE contract,
valued at $3.1 million, in late July.

IN BRIEF

Leidos (Reston, VA) has won a $23.5
million contract from the Air Force Research Lab for the Threat Warning and
Integrated Survivability Technology
(TWIST) program. Under the contract,
the company will develop and demonstrate prototype advanced integrated
threat warning systems while advancing electro-optical (EO) test and developmental risk reduction methodologies.

Monterey Technologies, Inc. (Park
City, UT) has won a $2.7 million contract from Naval Air Systems Command
for the Visual Planning, Execution and
Review (ViPER) Collaborative Electronic
Maneuver Warfare Planning System
(VAMPS). Under the contract, the company will  "harness the existing software and planning capabilities found in
the MERLIN Airborne Electronic Attack
(AEA) mission planning tool by creating
an Electronic Maneuver Warfare (EMW)
plug-in" to the VAMPS.

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Michigan Technological University
(Houghton, MI) received a $1.9 million
award from the Air Force Research Lab's

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The US Air Force Research Lab's
Directed Energy Directorate (Kirtland
AFB, NM) his issued a Broad Agency Announcement for the Advanced Gas and
Illuminator Laser Innovative Technical
Effort (AGILITeE) program. Under this
five-year, $23.5 million research effort,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
The Heat is On
EW 101
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
2018 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2017 - intro
JED - October 2017 - cover1
JED - October 2017 - cover2
JED - October 2017 - 3
JED - October 2017 - 4
JED - October 2017 - 5
JED - October 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2017 - Courses Calendar
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JED - October 2017 - From the President
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JED - October 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2017 - The Heat is On
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