US Army contracts for final phase of EW planning tool project
Raytheon has been contracted to develop the final phase of the US Army’s Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) that will offer personnel the ability to manage their sensors when operating in a cluttered electromagnetic environment.
Under a two-year multi-million-dollar contract from the army, the company will develop the so-called Capability Drop (CD) 4 phase of project, which will ultimately deliver a tool that allows operators to plan, manage and control sensors and systems to be able to generate critical information when operating in these testing environments.
‘EWPMT gives the army the freedom to add new capabilities and algorithms so they can manage an increasingly complex electromagnetic spectrum,’ Niraj Srivastava, product line manager for Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, said.
It is based on an open architecture, so the tool can be shared with other military services, and this also allows EWPMT to execute cyber effects during multi-domain operations.
Raytheon has already delivered CD1 and CD2 and is currently working on CD3, a phase that addresses using the tool in a tactical environment against threats.
CD3 also includes all of the functionality of Raytheon's Raven Claw, a mobile version of EWPMT that helps operators control signals in the field even without a host server or reliable connection to external data.
Under the CD4 contract, Raytheon will continue to develop software and the user interface for a more connected and mobile system.