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offense. This approach increases the
burden on the adversary, imposes cost,
and creates chaos in the adversary's
environment. The US can trade on that
chaos for advantage in the fight."
The other major recommendation is for
creation of an organizational construct
with "the clout to make things happen
when needed; and second, the technical and operational expertise to support
that clout so that the right things happen rather than the wrong." The study
recommends a high level Executive Com-

mittee, "jointly chaired by the Under
Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L))
and the Vice Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), supported by a
roughly 15 person subject matter expert
(SME) staff within USD(AT&L)." In March,
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work
announced that he had authorized the
establishment of an EW Executive Committee, based on this recommendation.
One of the major points to come out
in commentary following the release of

Any platform.
Any time.

DARPA SEEKS ADVANCED VACUUM
ELECTRON DEVICES

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the initial report was that EW needs an
additional $2 billion annually to deal
with these issues - the full total recommended is $2.3 billion per year for the
next few years. "While this level of investment will be difficult to find, the
department needs to recognize that the
expectation that US forces will prevail
in conflict relies to a large extent on
information supremacy and that that
supremacy will be lost if adversary EW
capabilities can take away the ability to
sense, communicate, navigate and synchronize on the battlefield. Certain potential adversaries of the United States
have much of that capability today and
more will acquire it as modern electronics continues to be a global commodity.
The study urges the Department to look
at the recommended $2.3B annual investment as a modest insurance policy
for the hundreds of billions of dollars of
US operational capabilities that depend
on timely and accurate information."
The full report is available at the DSB
website at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/.
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a Broad
Agency Announcement (BAA) for development and demonstration of a new
class of vacuum electron device (VED)
amplifiers that offer enhanced performance in terms of power and bandwidth.
The program, known as High power
Amplifier using Vacuum electronics for
Overmatch Capability (HAVOC) seeks to
eliminate the tradeoff between output
power and instantaneous bandwidth
common to VEDs and other active devices. The BAA notes that, in VEDs, this
tradeoff is primarily related to "the quality factor or Q of the beam-wave interaction structure." The goal of HAVOC is
to create devices that perform past the
current power-bandwidth barriers. HAVOC will enable VEDs to "unlock access to
less-crowded regions of the spectrum,
enabling new, high-data-rate communications systems and high-resolution
radar and imaging systems capable of allweather operation at long range."
The HAVOC program calls for contractors to develop and demonstrate a


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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Airborne Electronic Attack for A2AD
52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
2016 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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