SitaWare HQ battle management system software from Danish company Systematic has been provided as an interim capability for the Australian Army. It replaces software provided earlier by Elbit Systems at the battle group level and below, under the Land 200 acquisition programme.
L3Harris receives AN/ALQ-211 contract modification
US Special Operations Command has awarded L3Harris Technologies a maximum $438 million contract modification in the AN/ALQ-211 Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasures (SIRFC) programme.
This five-year modification raises the maximum ordering amount in the IDIQ contract to $493 million, the DoD announced on 20 May, and adds pricing for procurement of modules and parts.
SIRFC is an integrated self-protection system (ISPS) that provides RF threat awareness and active self-protection jamming capabilities against actively engaged RF air defence systems.
According to the Federation of American Scientists, SIRFC 'contributes to full-dimensional protection by improving individual aircraft probability of survival. In addition, the improved aircrew situational awareness offered by the synergistic effect of SIRFC with other attack aircraft sensors has [the] potential to contribute tactically to precision engagement'.
It is thought that the baseline AN/ALQ-211(V) architecture can detect radar threats transmitting across 2-18GHz and is capable of performing electronic attack across similar frequencies, Shephard Defence Insight notes.
The US is progressing with its HBTSS project, having overcome an important obstacle.
The launch of GPS III SV05 brings the M-Code anti-jamming system to full operational capability.
Safran Electronics & Defense and Teledyne e2v Semiconductors are developing CORAIL System-in-Package products with backing from the French government.
L3Harris supports programme to improve satellite threat intelligence and space situational awareness.
Work on planar array assembly production for the USN Cooperative Engagement Capability will be completed by late 2023.