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DARPA's WARP program taps BAE Systems to improve electronic warfare tech

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April 08, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

DARPA's WARP program taps BAE Systems to improve electronic warfare tech
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ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems announced it has been selected to design mechanisms for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that will protect emerging wideband receivers from interference, intended to enable their use in contested and congested environments.

DARPA awarded two contracts to BAE Systems totaling $5 million under the Wideband Adaptive RF Protection (WARP) program which is designed to develop wideband adaptive filtering and signal cancellation architectures to safeguard emerging wideband receivers against both external and self-interference.

The technical areas of the program will aim to focus on enhancing electronic warfare technology to improve adaptive control of electromagnetic spectrum, enabling allied forces to freely operate while denying that advantage to adversaries.

According to the company, Technical Area 1 is focused on mitigating external interference and Technical Area 2 is focused on mitigating self-interference from co-located transmitters to enable same-frequency simultaneous transmit and receive, also known as STAR.