by Richard Tomkins
Merrimack, N.H. (UPI) Dec 10, 2014
A prototype system for detecting and countering emerging radar threats from air defense systems is to be produced by BAE Systems.
The prototype is for Phase 2 of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and will feature software algorithms that will enhance radar counter-measure capability without the need to upgrade electronic warfare system hardware.
"Our work innovating next-generation EW technology will provide a major battlefield advantage and help create a smarter and safer environment for our warfighters," said David Logan, vice president and general manager of Technology Solutions at BAE Systems. "Technology that adapts to overcome our adversaries' digitally programmable air defenses is an important part of BAE Systems' wider portfolio in cognitive programming for military systems."
In the first phase of the ARC program BAE Systems developed technology that leverages advancements in EW systems to characterize emerging radar threats, synthesize electronic counter-measures, and assess the effectiveness of the response.
BAE Systems' work on ARC in the first two phases of ARC is worth as much as $21.6 million.
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
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