Carrier Strike Groups and Littoral Strike Groups will need a new kind of early warning capability beyond 2029, the UK MoD believes.
USAF selects SpeedDealer demonstration participants
The USAF has chosen Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Australia-based CEA Technologies to demonstrate their radar systems for expeditionary performance.
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will take part under the ‘SpeedDealer’ Other Transaction Agreement, whilst CEA Technologies secured their role through a Foreign Comparative Test project award.
The demonstration is expected to take place during the summer of 2020 as part of the wider USAF acquisition strategy for a Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR).
3DELRR will become the main USAF ground-based sensor for long-range surveillance, detection and tracking of aerial targets and it will gradually replace the AN/TPS-75 radar (pictured).
Each award provides $500,000 for the company to demonstrate system capability as well as maintenance concepts and performance.
A production-ready radar is expected to have initial operational capability by the end of FY2024.
An orbital platform was used for a tactical maritime experiment by DARPA.
A constellation of six LEO satellites should support the intelligence-gathering requirements of joint forces conducting multi-domain operations around the world.
MANET devices from Persistent Solutions will provide payload data link and C2 for the newest unmanned ISR platform in the USN.
Recently released prototype proposals would improve how the DoD manages its use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
CIRCM uses a laser transmitting modulated pulses to confuse an incoming IR-guided missile.