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Keysight to Provide EW Solutions to US Air Force

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Keysight to Provide EW Solutions to US Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Keysight Technologies an $18.5 million contract for electronic warfare solutions delivery and integration.

Keysight will provide two Electronic Warfare Threat Simulator systems to the Air Force, as well as patch management, field engineering support, spare parts, storage and other ancillary support services. Greg Patschke, general manager of Keysight’s aerospace, defense and government solutions group, said EWTS will help the service improve its operational readiness through enhanced EW signals simulation and analysis.

EWTS is a commercial off-the-shelf solution that features advanced radio frequency channel generation, test process automation and incremental reconfigurability, Keysight said Tuesday.

The Keysight contract is one of several deals across the U.S. military focused on EW enhancements.

In November, BAE Systems FAST Labs received a $5 million contract from the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research to develop electronic components for communications, EW and radar users. FAST Labs was tasked to explore how advanced gallium nitride-based integrated circuits and electronics can enable high-power amplifiers and other EW solutions.

In October, Lockheed Martin said it conducted a flight test for the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare-Air Large system. The test demonstrated the solution’s ability to sense and affect various signals while airborne.

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