BAE, STR Win DARPA Electronic Warfare Radar Contracts

BAElogoBAE Systems and STR have each won contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an electronic warfare system for an agency program aimed at countering adversaries’ radars.

DARPA’s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program now includes six contractors such as Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI), who joined the program earlier this month, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports.

BAE won a $36.7 million contract on and STR won a $7.1 million contract to build systems that could sense when an adversary tries to jam radars, John Keller writes.

Contractors in the ARC program will develop algorithms and processing techniques for jamming enemy radars electronically and assessing how countermeasures worked against them, according to the report.

The five-year ARC program includes 30 months for developing algorithms and testing components, 18 months to develop the systems and two years for building a prototype, Keller reports.

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