DARPA selects Vadum for Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Vadum Inc. a $4.1m contract to participate in the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) program.


 Military & Aerospace Electronics reports:

SAIC and Vadum join DARPA EW initiative to counter programmable adaptive radar.


ARLINGTON, Va., 13 March 2013. Two additional U.S. research organizations have been chosen to participate in a military electronic warfare (EW) project to find ways to detect and counter digitally programmable radar systems that have unknown behaviors and agile waveform characteristics.

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, Va., and Vadum Inc. in Raleigh, N.C., are the latest contractors chosen for the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) program of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.

The DARPA ARC program seeks to develop EW capability to counter hostile adaptive radar systems based on their over-the-air signals. SAIC won a $31.5 million contract last Friday, and Vadum won a $4.1 million contract on 5 March. ( link for full article..)