Raytheon electronic warfare tool for US Army in final development

4 October 2019 (Last Updated October 4th, 2019 10:48)

Raytheon is developing the final phase of the electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT) for the US Army.

Raytheon is developing the final phase of the electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT) for the US Army.

The EWPMT tool is designed to assist the army in planning and managing electronic warfare.

It provides the service with the ability to plan, manage and control sensors and systems in the electromagnetic spectrum.

The tool is part of the US Army’s Integrated Electronic Warfare System (IEWS) and provides critical information to operators in a crowded signal environment.

EWPMT allows for coordination and synchronisation of operations across the 2/3/6 staff sections within the command post.

Under a contract from the US Army, Raytheon will develop the final phase, known as Capability Drop 4 (CD4), over the next 24 months.

CD4 is the final stage of a fully operating capability, or Increment 1, of the EWPMT tool.

Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems product line manager Niraj Srivastava said: “EWPMT gives the army the freedom to add new capabilities and algorithms so they can manage an increasingly complex electromagnetic spectrum.

“And because it uses open architecture, the tool can be shared with other military services.”

The open architecture design of the tool allows it to execute cyber effects in multi-domain operations.

Raytheon already delivered EWPMT CD1 and CD2, and is working on the third Capability Drop.

CD3 enables using the tool in a tactical environment to tackle threats.

In addition, the company incorporated the functionality of Raven Claw, a mobile version of EWPMT, in CD3.

Using Raven Claw, operators can control signals in the field without the need for a host server.

The CD4 contract will include further development of software and the user interface to enable a more connected, mobile system, Raytheon said.