Military Embedded Systems

DARPA selects BAE Systems for phase 2 of radar countermeasure effort

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December 09, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

DARPA selects BAE Systems for phase 2 of radar countermeasure effort

BAE Systems officials announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chose the company for Phase 2 of its Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) program, which has a goal to develop technology to counter threats from air defense systems.

Currently, electronic warfare (EW) systems must use only on known emitter databases to characterize emerging threats. As part of ARC Phase 2, BAE Systems will look to deliver a prototype system that will have software algorithms capable of detecting and countering emerging radar threats, enabling a major capability enhancement without costly hardware upgrades.

This award follows on the company’s work in Phases 1A and 1B to create technology that leverages advancements in EW systems to rapidly characterize emerging radar threats, synthesize electronic countermeasures, and then assess the effectiveness of the response. Together, Phases 1 and 2 represent a three-year, $21.6 million potential for BAE Systems.