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locations for the missile control unit."
Stroili does observe, however, that it is
a multi-mode sensor, and that "this is
probably the first time that this level of
autonomous capability has been demonstrated in an anti-ship cruise missile."
Initial approximate target location information is handed off to the missile
from an airborne surveillance platform,
a National asset, or a number of other
potential ISR targeting sources, but
once launched, the LRASM operates
completely autonomously, requiring no
man-in-the-loop or further outside communication to complete its mission.
Stroili points out that another challenge for the development effort was fitting the sensor capability into the very
small volume available aboard the missile as well as ensuring its survival in
the environment. "To accomplish this,
we absolutely needed to look at leading
edge technologies developed and funded over the last decade by DARPA, ONR,
AFRL as well as our own internal investments in things like packaging and advanced signal processing algorithms. All
were key to enabling a capability that

had never before been demonstrated in
such a small available volume of space."
DARPA has also begun integration efforts aimed at a capability to launch the
LRASM from surface vessels. The work
includes modifications to the missile
airframe, design of a booster separation
system and development of a hybrid
launch canister. The same BAE sensor
used in the air-launched system would
also be incorporated in this variant. Two
ballistic test launches of the surfacelaunched system are planned for the
end of 2014. - J. Haystead

IN BRIEF
The Naval Sea Systems Command announced plans to award a sole-source
contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Fairfax,
VA) for procurement of low-rate FY14
initial production (LRIP) systems of
the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 High
Gain/High Sensitivity (HGHS) subsystem as well as a firm-fixed-price option for provisioned item orders. SEWIP
Block1B3 provides enhanced shipboard

The Journal of Electronic Defense | November 2013

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24/7 Situational Awareness.
Built to protect borders and
sensitive areas.
INNOVATION WHERE IT MATTERS

EW for early detection, analysis, threat
warning, and protection from anti-ship
missiles, including specialized HGHS adjunct detection capability for detecting
and classifying special signals. In related news, NAVSEA announced plans to issue a sole-source contract to Lockheed
Martin Mission Systems and Training
Liverpool, NY) for SEWIP Block 2 FY2014
LRIP and engineering support services.

✪ ✪ ✪
BAE Systems (Nashua, NH) has
been awarded a $357.9 million solesource contract from Air Force Materiel
Command (Robins AFB, GA) for initial
spares for the Digital Electronic Warfare
(DEWS) system being purchased for the
Royal Saudi Air Force. The contract is a
follow on from a 2011 contract to procure 15 equivalent spare DEWS systems.

✪ ✪ ✪
Lockheed Martin (Fort Worth, TX)
has received a $149 million firm-fixedprice modification to a previously


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
What’s New in Naval ESM
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - November 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - November 2013 - From the President
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JED - November 2013 - The Monitor
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