Washington-BAE Systems has received research and development funding from the US Army for the development of advanced radar jammer technology. The technology aims to improve the air survivability and mission efficiency of the US Army rotary wing aircraft and UAV systems by detecting and overcoming complex and unknown threats in electronic warfare.
According to the contract, the R&D team of BAE Systems FAST Labs will develop technologies that allow adaptive radio frequency interference and detection functions to be integrated into the system. Although today’s electronic cell phone jammer countermeasure systems are too large and heavy for most rotors and UAS platforms, BAE Systems technology combines multiple software programmable antennas into a digital phased array that can be synchronized Function, superior to existing functions, while also increasing the size and weight, and reducing the performance (SWaP) of the current system. This technology will enable these platforms to safely fly close to threatened and disputed areas while maintaining protection.
The research under this contract expands BAE Systems’ advanced electronics portfolio and is based on long-term investments in various programs with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Army and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), including DARPA’s ” Converged collaborative elements” are used for RF mission operations (CONCERTO) and DARPA’s programs for programmable radio frequency field gate array (RF-FPGA). Work on the contract will be completed at the company’s plants in Nashua, New Hampshire and Merrimack, New Hampshire.