As covered in GovCon Exec, Sotera Defense Solutions is in the process of designing and building a tool to help commanders “plan, coordinate and synchronize (electronic warfare) during battlefield operations,” Military and Aerospace Electronics reports.
The Herndon, Va.-based security technology contractor will take in up to $97.6 million for the Electronic Planning and Management Tool, officials at the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced.
M&AE reports that the company’s web-based software will work to help protect U.S. and allied systems and aim to help soldiers jam a variety of communications and radio frequency devices, including radar systems and remotely controlled explosives.
This could include anything from cell phones to expensive radar systems and aerial drone uplinks, the publication notes.
The U.S. Army’s Integrated Electronics Warfare System will utilize the software for planning and management functions, M&AE writes, and will “integrate EW battlefield information and management, and provide a user-defined display of the electromagnetic operational environment from battalion to theater level.”