BAE Systems demonstrates Wolfpack radar jammers

NASHUA, N.H., 25 April 2005. BAE Systems recently completed its final demonstration of the current phase of the WolfPack program to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other government officials at the Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada.

Apr 26th, 2005

NASHUA, N.H., 25 April 2005. BAE Systems recently completed its final demonstration of the current phase of the WolfPack program to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other government officials at the Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada.

WolfPack is a DARPA Advanced Technology Office (ATO) program which is developing technologies to deny enemy use of communications and radars throughout the battlespace. The networked system will comprise autonomous, ground-based monitors/jammers cooperatively linked to avoid disruption of friendly military and protected commercial radio communications and radars.

The final successful demonstration of Phase IV consisted of three segments, each focusing on operational scenarios that tasked the deployed WolfPack to detect, identify, geolocate, and jam both radar and communication emitters.

"The demonstration proved the validity of the WolfPack concept, which will allow war fighters to operate effectively while denying enemy use of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. DARPA is excited about the potential capability for the war fighter," said Preston Marshall, a DARPA program manager.

The next phase (Phase V) of the program will improve and increase functionality while creating a smaller, lighter and more power-efficient WolfPack. DARPA is developing long-term plans with the U.S. Army for deployment via airborne and deep-launch devices, and is working with the U.S. Air Force in a distributed suppression of enemy air communications. Initial discussions with the Navy are taking place for littoral and force protection missions.

The demonstration completes a two-year, $23 million contract from DARPA's Advanced Technologies Office (ATO), and BAE Systems is in negotiation for the next phase.

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space.

BAE Systems North America is one of America's foremost national security, aerospace and information systems companies. It is a leading provider of electronic and information-based systems and knowledge-based solutions that meet its customers' mission effectiveness and operational safety needs. BAE Systems North America employs more than 30,000 people at sites across the United States and the United Kingdom and generates more than $5 billion in annual sales. For more information, see www.iews.na.baesystems.com.

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