BAE Systems has been awarded a Phase 3 contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue developing cognitive airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to counter new, unknown, and adaptive radars in real time without having to require new hardware.
"The problem is our systems are based around expecting things to remain more static, and less dynamic and less ambiguous," John Tranquilli, technical director for signals and communications processing, for BAE Systems, told IHS Jane's .
"Current EW systems are limited in their ability to quickly adapt to new and advanced threats because they rely on a database of known threats with predefined countermeasures.
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