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subsequently deployed overseas. In early January, NAVAIR also awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to finalize the DIRCM integration on the CH46E; at the conclusion of this effort, later this year. NAVAIR expects to award the company a production contract for DIRCM kits for the CH-46E fleet. Northrop Grumman’s AAQ-24 DIRCM system was installed previously on US Air Force C-17 and C-130 transport aircraft as the Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, which uses the company’s AAR-54 imaging ultraviolet missile warning sensor. The Air Force funded development by Northrop Grumman of a LAIRCM Phase II system with a smaller and lighter laser pointertracker, or jam head, called Guardian, as well as a new two-color IR missile warning sensor called the Next-Generation Missile Warning System (NexGen MWS). LAIRCM Phase II will ultimately replace the existing LAIRCM systems on C-17s and C-130s and also could be installed on C-5 transports. LAIRCM Phase II, with some differences in software and aircraft integration, is the DIRCM system being installed on the Marine Corps’ CH-53 and CH-46 helicopters. NAVAIR refers to it as the AAQ-24(V)25 Department of the Navy (DON) LAIRCM system, and the Navy prefers to call the NexGen MWS simply the “Two-color IR MWS.” The DON LAIRCM system going on the CH-53s and CH-46s features two laser jam heads, one on each side of the aircraft, and five warning sensors. NAVAIR’s planned JATAS MWS (see above news item), which will ultimately replace the two-color IR sensor on the CH-53s and CH-46s, is slated to be installed first on the Marine Corps’ new MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft. However, CAPT Paul Overstreet, the program manager for Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems (PMA-272) at NAVAIR, told JED that, under current plans, the MV-22s will not be fitted with the DON LAIRCM system but will wait for NAVAIR’s planned new Assault DIRCM system. Development of Assault DIRCM, 16 The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2009 BOEING BUYS SIGINT RECEIVER COMPANY Boeing (St. Louis, MO) announced in late December that it completed its acquisition of Digital Receiver Technology (DRT) (Germantown, MD), a purchase first announced in November 2008. A 27-year-old company formerly called Utica Systems, Inc., DRT develops and manufactures high-performance receivers and transceivers with signals-intelligence (SIGINT) applications for customers such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and US intelligence agencies. DRT brings with it 370 employees and will operate under the umbrella of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems’ Network & Space Systems unit in St. Louis. The acquisition marks Boeing’s first activity in the EW/SIGINT systems manufacturing market since its sale of ARGO Systems, Inc., a defense electronics manufacturer that is now part of ITT (Clifton, NJ), more than 10 years ago. – M. Kunkel RUGGED DSP SOLUTIONS FOR TOUGH ENVIRONMENTS Today’s critical missions demand tough solutions built to survive the harshest environments. Today’s warfighters rely on rugged deployed sensor platforms with sophisticated signal and image processing for vital real-time information. Curtiss-Wright’s new FPE320 and VPX3-450 give system integrators unprecedented DSP power in a rugged, compact 3U VPX form factor. The VPX3-450 provides a mix of user FPGA and general-purpose processing with a flexible XMC site; while the FPE320 provides a large, user-programmable FPGA with a new industry-standard FMC site for customized I/O. Together with Curtiss-Wright’s SBCs and mezzanine-based I/O products, these products form the backbone for your rugged, small form-factor system. Curtiss-Wright’s FPGA processing boards for tough DSP, image processing, or signal acquisition applications FPE320 VPX3-450 w w w. c w c e m b e d d e d . c o m sales@cwcembedded.com RUGGED FPGA PROCESSING
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Contents
The View From Here
Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Charting the Course of Indian EW
What's Next in Data Recorders?
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
2009 AOC Industry and Institute/University Member Guide
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - February 2009 - The View From Here
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JED - February 2009 - Calendar
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JED - February 2009 - From the President
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