BAE Team to Develop Electronic Warfare Tech under $35M DARPA Program; Joshua Niedzwiecki Comments

Bae-systems-logo_ExecutiveBiz1BAE Systems intends to engineer an electronic warfare system for countering radar threats as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s $34.9 million three-phase program, ASDNews reported Sept. 19.

BAE Systems intends to collaborate with Dynetics Inc. and other research firms in developing and demonstrating EW algorithm technologies for phases 1A and 1B of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program, according to the report.

The five-year DARPA initiative aims for those systems to detect and combat radar threats with unknown waveform behaviors using signal processing and machine learning technologies, the report says.

“To rapidly detect and characterize a never-before-seen radar threat, synthesize an electronic countermeasure and then assess effectiveness in a tactically relevant timeframe is a major battlefield advantage,” Joshua Niedzwiecki, director of strategic development at BAE Systems, told ASDNews.

The algorithm-based technology is designed as a software upgrade for existing and emerging EW systems, ASDNews reports.

The ARC program is scheduled for live flight tests on existing system and final implementation in 2018, the publication says.

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