Metron to develop counter-ISR EW planning to defeat enemy sensor and communications networks
CHARLESTON, S.C., 10 Nov. 2016. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at Metron Inc. in Reston, Va., are developing a planning system to help U.S. Navy warfighters detect and defeat enemy sensor and communications networks.
Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C., announced a $7.2 million contract to Metron last week for the Maritime Counter-Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C-ISR) planning system.
Metron experts will design the Maritime C-ISR system to defeat enemy ISR networks by planning for the control and coordination of U.S. and allied sensor network transceivers aboard ships, submarines, and aircraft to deceive the enemy as to the movements and forces of battle groups.
The Maritime C-ISR system also will help Navy and Marine Corps forces coordinate electronic warfare efforts to deny enemy broad access to the electromagnetic spectrum, and to frustrate enemy intelligence efforts to learn U.S. movements and intentions.
The contract to Metron has options that could increase its value to $12.8 million. Metron specializes in solving challenging military problems with advanced mathematical methods.
Company experts apply computer software and graphical interfaces to enable users to understand and act on results without the need to comprehend the intricacies of the models themselves, company officials say.
Metron also is involved in a Navy program to develop autonomy and mission-planning software for a future large unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) under development by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va.
Metron also is working with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, Va., the Knifefish surface-mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) project.
On the SPAWAR C-ISR contract Metron will do the work in Reston, Va., and should be finished by May 2018, or by May 2019 with options. For more information contact Metron online at www.metsci.com, or SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic at www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Atlantic.
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