The US Air Force has selected Huntington Ingalls Industries to support electronic warfare (EW) and electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) capabilities development and modernization.
The $76.7 million task order will see the company’s Mission Technologies division perform research, analysis, test, and assessment to “support and inform USAF decisions related to EW and EMS.”
The research may include artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber, and microelectronics.
The program aims to produce technical recommendations for the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center – Electronic Warfare and Avionics Division’s Advanced Capabilities and Strategic Integration team.
‘EW and EMS Dominance’
The US Air Force will leverage the company’s research to reduce technical risk, provide mature technologies, and deliver systems engineering solutions to enhance warfighter survivability while reducing total lifecycle cost.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with the US Air Force on a strategy to ensure EW and EMS dominance and enable the US to maintain its advantage over a rapidly evolving global threat,” Mission Technologies – Cyber, Electronic Warfare & Space President Grant Hagen said.
Huntington Ingalls Industries has been supporting the program since 2017 and collaborates with Modern Technology Solutions Inc., Southwest Research Institute, DCS Corporation, Vanderbilt University, and On-Line Applications Research Corporation to conduct the research over five years.