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Army to launch new algorithm-focused program in 2024 to support TITAN initiative

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The Army plans to create a new technology “pipeline” for artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid the service’s TITAN program.

Army wants to develop EW payloads launched from the air and potentially the ground

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army is looking at the potential for air- or even ground-launched electronic warfare platforms as part of a new modernized architecture to stay ahead of adversaries. So-called Air Launched Effects (ALE) are essentially small drones or payloads released in midair by larger aircraft, either manned or unmanned. These smaller systems could consist of a variety of payloads and could loiter over a target being…

Army to create new offensive cyber and space program office

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army will create a new offensive cyber and space program office in 2023, spinning it off from its electronic warfare portfolio, according to officials. The new colonel-led, or O-6 level, program office will be under Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and will be aptly called Program Manager Cyber and Space, officials told reporters at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday. It will…

Army looking at several dismounted electronic warfare concepts

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — While the Army still works through a specific requirement for a dismounted electronic warfare jammer program of record, a Stryker-based system that will first be delivered next year will provided limited dismounted capability for soldiers, according to service officials. The Terrestrial Layer System-Brigade Combat Team (TLS-BCT), the Army’s first brigade-organic integrated EW, signals intelligence and cyber platform, will be mounted on a Stryker. First unit issued is…

Next phase of Army EW planning tool to focus on GPS denied environments

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The next phase of an Army electronic warfare tool to help visualize and plan operations in the invisible electromagnetic spectrum will focus on resilience in GPS denied environments. Described by officials as the glue holding all EW capabilities on the battlefield together, the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) is a command-and-control planning capability that allows forces to visualize the potential effects of electronic warfare on…

Army experimenting with new platforms for aerial jamming pod

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — After getting procurement dollars added back that were zeroed out in the previous year, the Army is now looking at potential changes to its forthcoming aerial electronic jamming pod. The Multi-Function Electronic Warfare-Air Large is a pod capable of serving as the first brigade-organic airborne electronic attack asset and providing limited cyberattack. Until recently, it was to be mounted to an MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone. However, the…

Army awards $72M for prototypes for next-generation intelligence ground station

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The Army has awarded two companies $36 million each to develop a prototype for its next-generation ground system to collect and disseminate sensor data to decision-makers and weapons platforms. In a Tuesday announcement, the Army said it awarded Palantir and Raytheon Technologies other transaction authority agreements (OTAs) for development and integration of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN). TITAN is considered a critical modernization component for the Army’s multi-domain…