Raytheon directed to resume work on US Army's new electronic warfare planning management software program
Benefits include common EW operating picture, improved decision-making, synchronized operations
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army has directed Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to resume work on an Electronic Warfare planning management software program that for the first time will give it automated tools to help plan and execute complex electronic warfare missions. The program restart follows a ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which denied the protest filed by Sotera Defense Solutions Inc.
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.
"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."
Raytheon was selected to build EWPMT to help the Army's electronic warfare experts defeat enemy electronic signals and safeguard U.S. and allied 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.
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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