Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems
- By Ross Wilkers
- May 05, 2017
Raytheon has won a three-year, $15 million contract to analyze high-power electromagnetic systems for the Air Force in an effort to determine how they can integrate with airborne platforms.
The Air Force views high-power electromagnetics as a potential disruptor to adversaries’ electronic systems. HPES systems can send signals that shut down an adversary’s computers without effects on humans, Air Force Research Laboratory executive Mary Lou Robinson said in March 2016.
Contract work will also include simulations to assess how an integrated platform performs in mission operations.
Three offers were submitted for the contract and work will take place through Aug. 3, 2020.
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