PM EW&C

PM Electronic Warfare & Cyber

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Mission

Acquire integrated Intelligence, Electronic and Cyber Warfare capabilities that provide Spectrum and Cyberspace Superiority to enable freedom of maneuver on the Battlefield.

Vision

An Army equipped with relevant tools and weapon systems to conduct Electronic and Cyber Warfare.

Product Managers

Electronic Attack (EA)

Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare (CREW)/Duke

MISSION

Provide Counter Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) technology to protect ground forces operating in convoys, single vehicle operations or fixed locations by blocking or jamming Radio Frequency (RF) signals intended to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs).

DESCRIPTION

The Duke V3 System supports coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Duke enables spectrum dominance through force protection of vehicle convoys against the radio controlled initiation of roadside bombs. To date, over 32,000 Duke Systems were procured to support ongoing Army combat platforms operating outside the forward operating bases within CENTCOM theaters of operation.

The Duke V4 is a hardware and software enhancement to the current Duke V2 System that allows for increased jamming effectiveness against threats and improving reliability and maintainability.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Tactical vehicles, non-tactical vehicles

PROGRAM STATUS

  • AUG06: J-2 Intelligence Certification
  • AUG06: J-6 Interoperability Certification
  • MAR07: CREW-2 CPD approved by HQDA G-3
  • AUG10: CREW-2 Duke designated as ACAT II Program of Record
  • SEP11: AAO of 39, 114 approved on 15 Sep 2011
  • JAN13: HQDA G3/5/7 approved Directed Requirement for DTI Assets for Development and Testing
  • MAY15: CREW-2 CPD Update validated by HQDA G-3
  • JUN16: CECOM CG approved Full Material Release (FMR)

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • FY18: Duke RDT&E Task Order #2
  • 2QFY19: Duke Family of Systems Contract

Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW-Air Large)

MISSION

Provide the commander non-lethal options to shape and control the Electro Magnetic Spectrum (EMS) to their advantage.

DESCRIPTION

In concept, the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) Air Large provides the Army with an organic offensive Electronic Attack (EA) and Electronic Support (ES) capability on a Class IV Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). MFEW Air Large systems enable land force commanders to shape the Electro Magnetic Operational Environment (EMOE) to their advantage. These networked systems will utilize the existing Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) program to provide near real time situational awareness of the EMOE, remote operation, dynamic tasking/re-tasking and reprogramming, and electronic warfare support. The MFEW Air Large capability will deliver scalable non-lethal effects to support Unified Land Operations and protect personnel, equipment and facilities. The MFEW concept provides for an approach that brings new capability and functionality to Army EW.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • Pre-Milestone

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 3QFY18: Contract Award

Thor III

MISSION

Provide dismounted squad level protection against RCIEDs.

DESCRIPTION

The Thor III is a replacement to the Navy procured Guardian dismounted CREW system. PD EA assumed full life cycle management for 1,167 from the Navy that procured the Thor III systems in August 2010. The Thor III is a three Man-pack system that provides protection against RCIEDs in both Iraq and Afghanistan along with Global forces. PD EA has received all systems from the Navy and fielding is complete. Thor III saves lives. It increases Soldier survivability against RCIEDs while conducting dismounted operations and is a mandatory piece of equipment for any unit conducting missions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • JUONS – Dismounted Counter-Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Electronic Warfare (CREW)
  • OCT 14: Global Response Force (GRF)/Army Contingency Force (ACF) – Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) designated as a retain capability.

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Baldr

MISSION

Provide dismounted individual level protection against RCIEDs.

DESCRIPTION

Baldr is a CREW system intended to provide individual soldier protection from RCIEDs while augmenting the Thor III force protection mission and provide additional defense against radio-controlled initiation of suicide born explosive devices. CREW systems such as Baldr enable spectrum dominance through force protection for Dismounted Soldiers. Baldr systems are used to provide protection against RCIEDs in Afghanistan and potentially with Global forces. PD EA has procured 3000 systems to support Dismounted operations along with 300 systems to support training across Home Station Training Lanes. The net result is a dramatic reduction in deaths and casualties due to RCIEDs.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • JUONS – Individual Counter-Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Electronic Warfare (CREW)
  • OCT14: Non-Standard Equipment (NSE) Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) designated as a ‘retain’ capability

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Universal Test Set (UTS)

MISSION

Provide CREW support personnel with a quick and effective mechanism to evaluate the performance of an RF transmitter/receiver in an easy-to-use, lightweight, reprogrammable, battery-powered device.

DESCRIPTION

The UTS Kit consists of various system components used for User and Advanced User modes of operation allowing for a range of operation configurations. With over 500 systems produced, this flexibility gives the Warfighter a capability to confirm a GO/NO-GO state of a CREW device prior to combat operations. UTS is a Component Major Item to each of the Army developed CREW systems (Duke, Thor III and Baldr).

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Mounted and dismounted CREW systems.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • JUONS (Initial requirement)
  • Multiple ONS
  • APR13: Non-Standard Equipment (NSE) Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) designated as a ‘retain’ capability
  • MAY15: The CREW-2 Capabilities Production Document (CPD) Rev. 1 added test system requirement.  UTS is part of the Duke Program of Record (PoR)

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

GATOR

MISSION

Provide Fixed Site Organic ES/EA to jam specific enemy transmissions.

DESCRIPTION

GATOR V3 provides increased organic Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities at the tactical level and is designed to be interoperable with CREW and the C4ISR infrastructure. The GATOR systems are Government and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (GOTS/ COTS) based rapidly deployable EW system that can provide 24/7 on call Electronic Attack (EA) of enemy Command and Control (C2) communications. The GATOR also provides the capability for coalition forces to intercept and disrupt hostile communications.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • N/A

PROGRAM STATUS

  • NOV10: JUONS
  • APR11: ASA(AL&T) memo: Assignment of PEO IEW&S as Army Office of Primary Responsibility
  • AROC NSE C-IED decision is to retain seven (7) systems
  • NOV15: ONS
  • SEP16: REF 10-liner

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • N/A

Prophet

PROPHET

MISSION

Provides a near-real-time picture of the Operational Environment through the use of signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensors with the capability to detect, identify, and locate selected emitters.

DESCRIPTION

The latest version of Prophet, called Prophet Enhanced, is a dedicated all-weather, 24-hour, near-real-time, ground-based tactical Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) system that provides force protection and situational awareness through technologically advanced intelligence support to U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and Expeditionary – Military Intelligence Brigade (E-MIB) commanders. One (1) Prophet system is fielded to the Multifunctional Teams (MfT) with three (3) MfTs per BCT and eight (8) MfTs per E-MIB. Prophet Enhanced systems provide commanders flexible, modular components for their mission. Prophet Enhanced is a non-platform-dependent, modular system that will allow easy integration onto a vehicle. Each sensor supports stationary, dismounted, on-the-move (mobile) and man-pack operations.

Prophet’s mobility and modularity allows supported units to easily reposition its collection capability based on evolving tactical situations. Prophet Enhanced has networked communications via a wide-band, beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) capability. This capability allows the vehicles to operate at extended distances from each other or from other nodes on the battlefield. Prophet Enhanced is fielded as a two (2) vehicle solution with a common server, processing architecture, encryption devices, etc. in both vehicles; each vehicle supports operations on three (3) classification networks and domains. Prophet Enhanced is interoperable on the Global Signals Intelligence Enterprise, delivering collected data to common databases for access by the intelligence community.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Global Positioning System, TROJAN, Tactical Radio Communications Systems and Light Tactical Vehicles.

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 3QFY17-2QFY19: Defield Prophet Enhanced AN/MLQ-44A (POR-A) Systems
  • 3QFY17-4QFY20: Modify AN/MLQ-44A to AN/MLQ-44B (POR-A to POR-B) Systems

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Continue modification of PE systems to the current baseline (109 total)
  • Continue to displace Spiral 1 and Spiral 1+ systems from the Active Force to the Army National Guard
  • 4QFY20: Hardware Transition to Sustainment
  • 4QFY21: Software Transition to Sustainment

Electronic Warfare Integration (EWI)

Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT)

MISSION

Provide the Commander with the ability to control, manage, and dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). EWPMT Increment (Inc) 1 will provide the ability to conduct remote control & management of Electronic Warfare (EW) assets in order  to conduct offensive and defensive Electronic Attack, EW targeting and enable maneuver by synchronizing EW and Spectrum Management Operations (SMO) across Intelligence, Operations, and Signals to successfully execute a Multi-Domain battle.

DESCRIPTION

EWPMT Inc 1 is an ACAT IAC MAIS with DOT&E Oversight. It follows the Information Technology Box (IT Box) strategy as an Incrementally Deployed Software Intensive model using agile software development methodologies. This strategy provides initial minimum capabilities and the flexibility to incorporate rapidly evolving technologies to pace the threat. Each Capability Drop (CD) is defined, prioritized and validated separately, providing maximum requirements flexibility. EWPMT Inc 1 is comprised of 4 CDs.

EWPMT Inc 1 is a Mission Command software application that enables the CEMA element’s ability to plan, coordinate, and synchronize CEMA (Cyber, EW & SM) with Mission Command Systems from JTF to Bn’s.

EWPMT Capability Drops (CD) 1 & 2 provide the foundational elements of EW Planning, EW Targeting, Spectrum Management, and Enhanced Modeling & Simulation (M&S) respectively.

Future capabilities for EWPMT Capability Drops (CD) 3 & 4 look to provide pacing the threat capabilities of Disconnected, Intermittent, and Latent (DIL) environment, Remote Control & Management (RCM) of EW assets, Enhanced Situational Awareness, EW Effectiveness, and Enhanced EW Targeting. In addition, EWPMT Capability Drops (CD) 3 & 4 will look to provide foundational elements for Cyber Situational Understanding support to Army CEMA.

SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) – Air, Terrestrial Layer System (TLS), and Ground Survivability Equipment (GSE).

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 3QFY13: Milestone B Decision
  • 3QFY13: EWPMT Increment 1/CD1 Contract Award
  • 4QFY16: EWPMT CD1 Limited Deployment Decision (LDD)
  • 3QFY16: EWPMT CD2 Contract Award
  • 1QFY17 – Present: EWPMT CD1 Fielding

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 2QFY19: EWPMT CD2 LDD and Fielding
  • 4QFY19: EWPMT CD4 Contract Award

Contact

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

410.278.6210