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US Army re-affirms selection of Raytheon for new electronic warfare battle management program

The U.S. Army reconfirmed its selection of Raytheon Company to design and build a battle management software program that for the first time will give the service automated tools help to plan and execute complex electronic warfare missions.

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 from complex radars, aerial systems and other sources.

Raytheon configured its electronic software to fit the Army's need for airborne and ground use.

“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.”

After a protest was denied by the Government Accountability Office, Raytheon was competitively selected to build EWPMT to help the Army’s electronic warfare experts defeat enemy electronic signals and safeguard friendly 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.

Last Updated: 08/27/2014

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