Raytheon Resumes Building Warfare SoftwarePosted: Updated:
A Raytheon Co. facility in northeast Indiana has resumed work on an electronic warfare planning management software program for the United States Army. Work on the project was put on hold while a federal court weighed complaints from Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. October 14, 2014
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The U.S. Army has directed Raytheon Company to resume work on an Electronic Warfare planning management software program that for the first time will give it automated tools to help plan and execute complex electronic warfare missions. The program restart follows a ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which denied the protest filed by Sotera Defense Solutions Inc.
The Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) program puts officers in complete control of the decision-making process as they survey the electronic battlefield. EWPMT is the first step in managing a family of technologies that are part of the Army's broader Integrated EW System, which will neutralize and exploit enemy signals.
"This program will equip combat forces with essential EW mission planning capabilities they didn't have before," said Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems in Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "The benefits include enhanced situational awareness, actionable intelligence and synchronized operations."
Raytheon was selected to build EWPMT to help the Army's electronic warfare experts defeat enemy electronic signals and safeguard U.S. and allied signals. The software combines intelligence and terrain data to provide a common operational picture of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The work under the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will be performed at Raytheon facilities in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Source: The U.S. Department of Defense