BAE Systems to demonstrate radar electronic warfare (EW) jamming for helicopters and unmanned aircraft

Nov. 21, 2019
Army looks to modernize its capabilities to fight in highly contested environments, and enable aircraft to fly closer to threats and remain protected.

WASHINGTON – BAE Systems plans to demonstrate an interim advanced radar jamming technology next summer for helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems that is lighter and smaller than systems available now. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

21 Nov. 2019 -- The company issued a statement last week announcing the U.S. Army awarded it a research and development contract to bring the technology to bear.

The electronic warfare (EW) system “aims to improve air survivability and mission effectiveness” for aircraft “by detecting and defeating complex and unknown threats in electronic combat," the statement read. BAE will demonstrate the technology in July 2020.

The technology is under development within BAE Systems’ FAST Labs and combines adaptive radio frequency jamming and sensing capabilities into one system, a company statement noted.

Related: U.S. military committed to electronic warfare (EW) jammers to counter enemy GPS and drone signals

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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