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ticipate the behavior of other emitters
and determine the best location, waveform, and beam shape needed to create the desired EM effect, is also called
out. The growing challenge posed by
the use of passive air defenses is noted
as well. To deal with this, CSBA recommends the use of decoys and jammers to stimulate enemy air defenses
together with expendables equipped
with passive or active sensors to monitor the enemy's reactions.
Among the overall recommendations
offered in the report's conclusion, one
in particular should stand out for the
EW community - "Use changes in DOD
governance such as the EW Executive
Committee and Chief Information Warfare Officer to accelerate development of
new concepts and requirements as well
as prioritize investments in the right
EMW capabilities."
And the last words? - "In the current
period of great power competition, DOD
must address the approaches its adversaries are pursuing and will continue to
use unless America can develop a more
effective response. The electromagnetic
spectrum is where that response should
largely occur." - J. Haystead

IN BRIEF
Orbital ATK (Northridge, CA) has
received an $18.2 million contract option from Naval Air Systems Command

(Patuxent River, MD) to convert 25
AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation
Missiles (HARMs) into AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles
(AARGMs). Final deliveries are expected
in March 2019.

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Harris Corp., Electronic Systems,
(Clifton, NJ) has received a $100 million contract modification from US Special Operations Command Headquarters
(Tampa, FL) to deliver ALQ-211 Suite of
Integrated RF Countermeasures (SIRFC)
components and provide related engineering services for the Technology
Applications Program Office in support
of US Air Force CV-22 aircraft. This contract modification increases the contract ceiling from $190 million to $290
million and will run through July 2019.
In a separate acquisition, the Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center (Robins
AFB, GA) awarded the company an $84
million contract to provide Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers engineering
support services for the ALQ-211 (V)
4/8/9 jamming systems.

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Mayflower Communications Co.,
Inc. (Bedford, MA) has won a $10.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to deliver production representative units of
multi-platform anti-jam GPS antenna,

as well as the federated and integrated
systems. Deliveries are scheduled to be
completed by October 2019.

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Rich Sorelle, has been named CEO
of Abaco Systems (Huntsville, AL), a
maker of embedded computing and RF
systems for the defense and commercial markets. Sorelle was previously the
president of Exelis' Defense Electronics
business in Clifton, NJ, and led that
business for a period after Harris acquired Exelis in 2015.

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Syracuse Research Corp. (SRC)
(North Syracuse, NY) has received a
$13.3 million option on an existing contract to US Army contract to upgrade
Increment 1 Mobile Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Integrated Defeat System Electronic Warfare systems.
The company will provide Increment 1
systems for 11 vehicles. Final deliveries
are scheduled for July 2018. In a related
announcement, Leonardo DRS (Arlington, VA) said it had received a $42 million follow-on contract for production
of a two-vehicle counter-UAS system
for the Army's Increment 1 effort. DRS
is the lead-system integrator for the
program, which incorporates EO/IR sensors, as well as RF sensors to detect and
track drones, as well as kinetic and nonkinetic countermeasures.

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Spectranetix (Sunnyvale, CA) has
won a $24.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee,
indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
contract from the Air Force Research
Lab's Information Directorate (Rome,
NY) to develop and manufacture advanced software defined radios. This
contact, which includes software and
hardware, will extend through September 2024.

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Northrop Grumman Technical Services (Herndon, VA) has been awarded
an $11.7 million contract option to provide continued engineering services for
the AN/ALQ-161A RF countermeasures
system on the B-1B bomber. The contract provides for specialized knowl-

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Forecast: Future of DIRCM
Sensor Fusion for 4th Gen Fighters
Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
54th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2017 - intro
JED - November 2017 - cover1
JED - November 2017 - cover2
JED - November 2017 - 3
JED - November 2017 - 4
JED - November 2017 - 5
JED - November 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2017 - Courses Calendar
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JED - November 2017 - From the President
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JED - November 2017 - insert1
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JED - November 2017 - The Monitor
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