Oct 13

TReX Consortium Awarded Three EW-related Contracts

The TReX Consortium also awarded three EW-related contracts last month in support of the DOD’s Test Resources Management Center (TRMC). Vadum Inc. (Raleigh, NC) won a $7.4 million contract for the Advanced T2OURNAMINT Technology Development (AT3D) effort, which will support improvements to the TRMC’s EW Arena RF Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) simulation architecture to... read more →
Aug 28
Aug 18

New landmine detection method to reduce false alarm rates

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Landmines pose a serious threat in conflict areas, yet modern detection systems struggle to discriminate between explosives and clutter. A project funded by the Army developed a new method for landmine identification that will greatly reduce false alarm rates. Fewer false alarms will significantly reduce the... read more →
Sep 16

Adaptive radar countermeasures (ARC)

BAE Systems is developing technology to enable electronic warfare (EW) systems to effectively deceive and jam enemy radar. In order to detect, deceive, and defeat enemy radar threats, current EW systems must rely on known emitter databases to characterize the threat and determine the appropriate countermeasures response. Through the Defense... read more →
Jun 20

8 Finalists: $1.5M Challenge to Detect Illicit Opioids Entering US via Mail

2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge. The Opioid Detection Challenge is a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools to aid in finding illicit opioids being... read more →
Aug 22

Army EOD soldiers will soon get a whole new kit — and new robots

Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers from the 363rd Ordnance Company use a remote controlled Talon Mark II Robot to conduct an initial reconnaissance of an exploded vehicle during a training exercise. (Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour/Army) BETHESDA, Md. — The explosive ordnance disposal community has played a key role in... read more →
Jan 01

Vadum Reports Continued DOD SBIR Program Success

Vadum, Inc. reports another year of success in the Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) with three Phase I and three Phase II awards.  New Phase I programs included a vision-based motion sensor for UAS ground operations, a high power (10 kW) radar power amplifier design, and... read more →
Nov 03

DARPA Ups Funding For Autonomous Electronic Warfare Work

WASHINGTON: DARPA is taking another step toward building autonomous electronic warfare systems with a small contract award to BAE Systems. Artificial intelligence and autonomy loom large in the Pentagon these days. Andelectronic warfare, much more quietly, dominates a great deal of thinking across the services these days after we’ve watched how the Russians operate against Ukraine and... read more →