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BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms

WARP concept

BAE Systems has received a pair of contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design methods for protecting wideband receiver systems from radio frequency signal interference when used in electromagnetic spectrum operations. The company said Wednesday it will help DARPA explore self-interference or external signal cancelation approaches as part of the Wideband Adaptive RF Protection effort.

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BAE Demos Software-Defined Electronic Warfare Tech for Compass Call Aircraft

Compass Call

BAE Systems has flown an electronic warfare aircraft equipped with its Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources system to test SABER's potential to provide software updates to the EC-37B Compass Call platform. The company said Monday it worked with the U.S. Air Force to test the technology over 11 EC-130H EW aircraft flights at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

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Al Whitmore Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Al Whitmore BAE Systems

Al Whitmore, president of the Intelligence and Security (I&S) sectors at BAE Systems' U.S. subsidiary, has received his fourth consecutive Wash100 Award, the most respected and honored award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Visit Wash100.com to cast a vote for Al Whitmore as the most significant executive of consequence to the GovCon sector.

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Collins Aerospace Records Delivery Milestone for THAAD Thrust Vector Actuation System

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a company of Raytheon Technologies, has manufactured the 600th Thrust Vector Actuation (TVA) System for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system. The company said Thursday the TVA is an all-electric component that has guided all of THAAD's live fire intercept activities so far. The component has also demonstrated capabilities needed for future missile weapon systems. 

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DARPA Announces Research Teams for Wideband Adaptive RF Protection Program

DARPA Wideband Adaptive RF Protection Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has named the research teams that will work on a program that seeks to develop technologies that could help mitigate interference for wideband radio frequency systems. The selected teams that will work on the Wideband Adaptive RF Protection program are BAE Systems, Raytheon Technologies and its Collins Aerospace business, Northrop Grumman, Indiana Microelectronics, L3Harris Technologies, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Five Contractors Shortlisted for Australian Maritime UAS Requirement

Naval drone

Australia has downselected BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Textron Systems and the Insitu subsidiary of Boeing for the next phase of the country's program to buy maritime-based unmanned aircraft systems. All five contractors are eligible to pursue block one of a maritime UAS continuous development project called SEA 129 Phase 5, the Australian defense department said Tuesday.

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BAE Acquires Electronics Developer Pulse Power and Measurement

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has acquired Pulse Power and Measurement (PPM), a developer and manufacturer of high-end electronics, in an effort to enable BAE to further advance its strategic objective to develop and grow its capabilities in secure systems and information exploitation. “Pulse Power and Measurement Limited and BAE Systems are an excellent fit," said Ian Muldowney, COO and engineering director, BAE Systems' Air Sector.

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USMC Exercises $184M Option on BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle Production Contract

Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Marine Corps has exercised a $184 million contract option to procure additional amphibious combat vehicles from BAE Systems, increasing the number of ACV full-rate production units ordered by the branch to 72. “The ACV was designed to meet the Marines' needs of today while allowing for growth to meet future mission role requirements," said John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE.

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