Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.
Officials of the Electronic Warfare Group of the Air Force 412th Test Wing at Edwards announced a $83.7 million contract to Avarint Tuesday for the Virtual Integrated Electronic Warfare Simulations (VIEWS) II program.
VIEWS II seeks to enhance Air Force integrated EW test and measurement capability through the Air Force Digital Integrated Air Defense System (DIADS) Upgrades and the Advanced Warfare Test and Evaluation Capability (AWTEC) programs at the 412th Test Wing.
Avarint experts will support DIADS Upgrades efforts, as well as continue integration efforts for the AWTEC program. The DIADS and AWTEC programs, together, provide an integrated EW test capability.
The contract will provide for various engineering services, including support for continued development and enhancement activities supporting the DIADS and AWTEC programs.
Avarint engineers will provide increased threat simulator fidelity and threat signal density, and improve efficiencies in real-time test execution; environment monitoring techniques; and data capture, processing, and initial analysis, Air Force officials say.
The contract was awarded to Avarint sole-source because the company is the only one qualified for VIEWS II efforts. Avarint was the prime contract on the original VIEWS program and was considered the incumbent for VIEWS II. 10 other companies expressed interest in the VIEWS II program, Air Force officials say.
Avarint has expertise in modeling and simulation for military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).
As the primary supporting government contractor for the DIADS program, Avarint experts develop a high-fidelity mission level simulation of an integrated air defense system (IADS), including modelling potential enemy radar and missile systems to help train U.S. military aircraft pilots.