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Electronic warfare management tech cuts through the electromagnetic clutter

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Raytheon and the U.S. Army are developing new capabilities for the Electronic Warfare Planning Management Tool, allowing operators to better orchestrate force maneuvers. (Photo: U.S. Army)

A tool to manage electronic warfare – the use of jamming and other radio-like technologies against an adversary – can now perform all the planning that’s needed to prevent conflict between friendly signals.   

Like air traffic control systems helping airliners avoid collisions, Capability Drop II for Raytheon’s Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool, or EWPMT,enables commanders to detect, identify and manage signals in the crowded electromagnetic spectrum.

“For the first time, electromagnetic spectrum operators can plan electronic warfare and control the battlefield spectrum in one standard tool,” said Frank Pietryka, director of electronic warfare systems at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business.  

EWPMT features a composable, open architecture, which means it can be customized for different services, and fielded in almost any deployment environment. It's been a U.S. Army program of record since 2014. 

“The beauty of EWPMT is that we designed it from the ground up as a buildable architecture; the end product is determined by which plug-ins are included,” said Dan Kilfoyle, technical director of electronic warfare systems. 

Capability Drop II will also offer stand-alone, embedded training, allowing users to simulate a real, deployed environment for training.  

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Published On: 03/21/2017
Last Updated: 01/26/2018