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The RFI envisions the system as a
multi-channel transceiver in a backpack with applicable amplifiers and
antennas to address relevant RF bands
where "near peer militaries and nonstate terrorist organizations can operate in the EMS." The weight limitation
is 30 lb for the base unit worn by the
solider on the move. Separate antennas, amplifiers and batteries that can
be carried by another solider can be
used to address needs in specific RF
bands. Of interest are products or tech-

nologies that can be packaged into a
backpack to enable rapid detection,
identification and denial of RF communications across military relevant areas
and ranges.
The RFI seeks to select available
products at a technology readiness level
(TRL) of 6 or higher. Selected vendors
will be asked to attend a test event
sometime from March-June 2017.
Responses are due December 14. The
solicitation number is FA8522-16-R-0007.
The point of contact is Jay L. Fabley,

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Don't let the compact size fool you, SMART Solutions
from iRF give you more of everything. More frequency
range (up to 26.5GHz.) More bandwidth (500MHz.)
And more data throughput. SMART supports monopulse
DF, cross polarization, and N-channel DF so you can do
more too. SMART doesn't just
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SIGINT and EW applications
as a Sensor-to-Network solution
with a software definable
iWR-6500 Wideband Digital
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AFRL SEEKS AGILE CYBER
TECHNOLOGIES
In October, The Air Force Research
Lab (AFRL) held and industry day to detail its upcoming acquisition strategy for
the Agile Cyber Technologies 2 (ACT 2).
Beginning with a sources sough notice,
AFRL intends to make small business
R&D set asides to fund the development
of technologies and capabilities that address the USAF Cyber Mission.
Specifically, the program is "seeking
rapid development, design, prototyping,
demonstration, scenario development,
experimentation & evaluation, integration, testing, technical installation,
transition, and support through initial
operations of cyber technologies for: 1)
Cyber threat avoidance and cyber defense; 2) Full spectrum cyber operations;
3) Cyber network exploitation; 4) Cyber
situational and mission awareness; 5)
Cyber Infrastructure; 6) Cyber command
and control; 7) Information network
modeling, simulation, and wargaming;
8) Cyber mission assurance."
ACT 2 is designed to take advantage
of some of the changes filtering into the
acquisition process. The program plans
to facilitate "development and integration of cyber technology at points in between 'product requirement' and 'initial
operational capability'" [IOC] and to
"support cyber technology maturation
and handoff to appropriate systems program offices (SPO)." The program will
create efficiencies by allowing transition of cyber solutions to IOC without
the administrative burden of awarding
a new contract after the technology
development stage. As such, ACT 2 is
a contracting vehicle, as opposed to a
program, to equip community, program
offices and users with more agility in
the implementation of cyber solutions -
quick solutions to urgent problems and
access to state-of-the art technology.
The target value for the program is
$950 million with a performance period
of 60 months. The program anticipates
issuing multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts. The
Draft RFP for ACT2 is due out in late
December with responses due Jan. 20,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
AOC EW Singapore Preview
New Products
Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
Crows in the Community
The Heat is On
EW 101
Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
2016 AOC Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - December 2016 - cover2
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JED - December 2016 - 4
JED - December 2016 - 5
JED - December 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - December 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - December 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - December 2016 - From the President
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JED - December 2016 - 14
JED - December 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2016 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2016 - World Report
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
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JED - December 2016 - The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
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JED - December 2016 - Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
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JED - December 2016 - Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
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JED - December 2016 - AOC EW Singapore Preview
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JED - December 2016 - New Products
JED - December 2016 - 75
JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
JED - December 2016 - 77
JED - December 2016 - Crows in the Community
JED - December 2016 - 79
JED - December 2016 - The Heat is On
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JED - December 2016 - EW 101
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JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2016 - 2016 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2016 - AOC News
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JED - December 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2016 - JED Quick Look
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