Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army move forward with electronic warfare (EW) pod for MQ-1C Grey Eagle UAV

May 13, 2020
Lockheed Martin has tested the EW pod in the Army’s Cyber Blitz exercise; the pod is for use against near-peer adversaries like Russia and China.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has moved the Lockheed Martin electronic warfare (EW) pod to the build and evaluation phase of the operational system, as it bolsters its electronic warfare capabilities. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

13 May 2020 -- Lockheed Martin’s electronic warfare pod, known as the “Air Large” piece of the Army’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare family of systems program, is mounted on an MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

It provides commanders with jamming capabilities as well as electronic support, or sensing of the electromagnetic spectrum. The defense contractor developed a prototype as part of the first phase of the project it won in January 2019 under an $18 million contact.

The company has been testing the pod as part of the Army’s Cyber Blitz exercise. Army officials plan to have the capability deployed to combat aviation brigades in 2022.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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