MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) of Dayton, OH announced on May 8 that it has been awarded a new task order by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) on the Spectrum Warfare Evaluation and Assessment Technology Engineering Research (SWEATER) contract. The Advanced EW System Engineering and Demonstration (ASEAD) win has a three-year period of performance, for a total value of $8.5 million. All work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
The mission of the SWEATER contract is to conduct research, exploratory and advanced development in the areas of complex radio frequency, electronic attack and electronic protection for ground-based radar and airborne threats. On this task order, the goal is to establish spectrum dominance in congested, contested and complex anti-access area denied (A2AD) environments. Spectrum dominance comprises military disciplines of electronic, cyber, optical and navigational warfare.
MacB personnel will expand on high-end research and development activities in four areas:
- System Engineering and Analysis for A2AD Environments
- Electronic Warfare (EW) Demonstrations and Assessments
- RF Sensor Capability Prototyping
- Operations and Program Security
The task order’s primary focus will be using a systems engineering process to characterize and assess interactions between complex Radio Frequency (RF) systems in both a laboratory and under realistic combat conditions. Our team’s research and prototyping efforts at system, subsystem and component levels will help AFRL better understand and define advanced technology solutions that can be integrated into Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories, test sites and contractor facilities.
“MacB is proud to extend its storied history in the development of Advanced Electronic Warfare systems, and the increasingly complex technologies to test those systems,” said Tim Lawrence, senior vice president and general manager for MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). “From its earliest start in 1979, the company has proudly partnered with the Air Force to mature and develop world class tools, processes and cutting-edge technologies to support electronic warfare and other relevant operational missions.”