Navy Awards BAE Next-Gen Electronic Warfare Contract

A BAE-led team has been awarded an $11 million Navy contract to develop next-generation electronic warfare systems.

The contract, with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), calls for BAE to develop the Full-Spectrum Staring Receiver (FSSR). "This technology will enable near-instantaneous battlespace situational awareness, emitter identification and tracking, threat warning and countermeasure and weapon cueing," said a BAE news release.

FSSR is part of ONR’s Electronic Warfare Discovery & Invention Program, which seeks to develop a range of next-generation electronic warfare systems. The BAE team also includes S2 Corporation, University of Colorado Boulder, Montana State University, Purdue University, HRL Laboratories and the Naval Research Laboratory.