14 Oct 14. The U.S. Army has directed Raytheon Company 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.
16 Oct 14. Envitia announced the launch of Envitia Discovery 3.0 – a powerful suite of tools that enable organisations to automate the management, processing and distribution of geospatial intelligence and data to their users. Discovery’s Spatial Data Management suite includes highly configurable tools that take the pain out of repetitive data management tasks – such as cataloguing, conversion, transformation, packaging, publication and visualisation – and puts data into the hands of users. Envitia Discovery 3.0 introduces a new set of workflow-oriented data management features, including powerful new data filters – making it easy to define dynamically updated ‘smart collections’ of geospatial data, enabling users to rapidly identify the ‘right’ data in a sea of information. New automated one-click processing and publication tools ensure that new data is automatically processed and published to your users with minimal effort, supporting improved situational awareness and faster mission preparation. Users of the intuitive Discovery web portal are able to rapidly search, discover, visualise, and download geospatial data into external applications using open standards interfaces, so users are never more than a few clicks from finding the right data. Envitia Discovery reduces the time spent hunting for data and instead allows more time for data visualisation, geospatial analysis and exploitation. Discovery supports the widest range of standard and specialist geospatial data formats, ranging from all standard GIS formats through to specialist formats such as CADRG, DTED and S-57. This latest release adds additional source data formats, including MrSID, JPEG200, ECRG, DBDB- V 6, WVS and DVOF, as well as high-quality preconfigured product visualisations for many complex geospatial data formats such as ENC. Envitia Discovery is built on the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, including WMS and CSW, to ensure interoperability with legacy and future systems, and that Discovery works seamlessly with an organisation’s existing SDI, GIS, or GeoINT infrastructure.
14 Oct 14. General Dynamics C4 Systems’ cyber-defense products team recently delivered the 100,000th TACLANE®-Micro (KG-175D) in-line network encryptor to the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). SPAWAR develops, delivers and sustains communications capabilities for warfighters, keeping them connected wherever they are around the world. Introduc