BAE Systems chosen to create anti-jam communications for DARPA contractNews
November 20, 2014
WAYNE, New Jersey. BAE Systems has been awarded a $3.2 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to combat technological enemy threats. BAE Systems is set to develop a new framework of reliable, anti-jam networked communications as part of the Communications in Contested Environments (C2E) program. This open system architecture (OSA) is part of the first phase of DARPA’s C2E initiative.
Under this DARPA contract, BAE Systems will develop an OSA that is designed to allow new and more effective communications platforms to support allied forces in dangerous and contested environments. The OSA will have to support ongoing, evolutionary technology upgrades to match application demands and changing enemy threats.
“With our role in the C2E program, we’re not only addressing technological threats that we anticipate our adversaries will use tomorrow, we’re looking decades into the future and building a system that can adapt and flex to support a high level of change and advancement in the years ahead,” comments Michael V. Beltrani, director of Business Development at BAE Systems.
In addition to the new OSA that BAE Systems will create, DARPA’s C2E program will seek innovative ideas in two other technical areas: heterogeneous networking capability to improve pervasive services while accommodating legacy platform capabilities, and an environment that allows the incorporation of third party technology and the rapid refresh of capability.