12-company $800 million Navy project seeks to share radar, EW, and communications antennas

April 26, 2016

By John Keller 

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 April 2016. Twelve U.S. technology companies are carrying out a 5-year potential $800 million U.S. Navy research project to develop new kinds of antennas that communications, radar, and electronic warfare (EW)systems can share.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research on Monday chose the 12 companies to participate in the Electromagnetic Command and Control (EMC2) program that seeks close integration of disparate RF system electronics and antennas to reduce costs and RF interference.

The idea is to reduce the number of RF and microwave antennas on ships, aircraft, ground vehicles, and land sites to mitigate the effects of RF interference, as well as reducing the costs of military systems that use radio waves.

The companies selected for the (EMC2) are:

the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training segment in Moorestown, N.J.;
ArgonST, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co. in Fairfax, Va.;
the Northrop Grumman Corp. Mission Systems segment in Linthicum, Md.;
the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems Advanced Technology Programs segment in Tewksbury, Mass.;
EOIR Technologies Inc. in King George, Va.;
SI2 Technologies Inc. in North Billerica, Mass.;
S2 Corp. in Bozeman, Mont.;
Sea Corp. in Middletown, R.I.;
Leidos in Arlington, Va.;
Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Physical Optics Corp. (POC) in Torrance, Calif.; and
TiCom Inc. in Austin, Texas.