Range Electronic Warfare Threat Systems for USAF Training

Leonardo DRS will provide technology prototyping, production, sustaining engineering, and demonstration activities to support the build of range threat systems for training use By DA Reporter / 08 Nov 2021
Leonardo DRS Range Electronic Warfare Threat Systems

Leonardo DRS has been awarded a position on a U.S. Air Force contract to develop range Electronic Warfare (EW) threat systems for combat training, under the Range Indefinite-delivery / Indefinite-quantity Support Effort (RISE). 

Under the contract, worth up to $950 million over five years, awardees will provide technology prototyping, production, sustaining engineering, and additional technology demonstration activities to support the build of range threat systems for training use.

The company’s electronic warfare threat simulators range in size and complexity from hand-held, low cost Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) simulators, to full Effective Radiated Power (ERP) fifth generation digital threats.

“Leonardo DRS is proud to be selected as part of the RISE program to help the U.S. Air Force bring the needed high fidelity, advanced threat systems, capabilities and support to their combat training ranges,” said Larry Ezell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business. 

“Providing systems that allow the warfighter to train like they will fight in future combat increases the survivability of Joint, Air Force and partner nation aircrews.” 

The product line can be configured or modified to meet specific customer training and operational test and evaluation requirements.

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