Navy Awards Contract for Advanced Decoy Architecture Project

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  1. Falcon

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    Harris receives U.S. Navy electronic warfare contract

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    MELBOURNE, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation a $54 million contract to provide electronic warfare technology for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

    Harris will provide electronic warfare technology to support the Advanced Decoy Architecture Project, an upgrade to the Nulka decoy currently in service .

    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Se...vy-electronic-warfare-contract/9071450444038/

     
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    Cool, SLQ-32 is being upgraded too. Looks like the countermeasures package on US ships is about to get a whole lot better... not that they were ever bad.



    Anyone heard anything on the progress of hard-kill torpedo countermeasures?

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    I did a google search on it and the latest news on the program is from 2013

    http://news.usni.org/2013/06/20/navy-develops-torpedo-killing-torpedo
     
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    Well sometimes no new is good news. But the time frame:eek::

    Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, has called for increased research and development into anti-torpedo torpedoes since he took the top Navy job in 2011.

    NAVSEA has more testing for the SSTD system scheduled for this year and plans to have the CAT and TWS reach so-called initial operational capability by 2019 and Fleet wide adoption of the system by 2035.

    Hard-kill options, in one form or another have existed for a while, sonar decoys and other soft-kill options are more common. But problems with their development have stunted the use of hard-kill countermeasures. I'm hoping for real progress this time, if there were problems we'd likely hear about them, so I'll take the "no news" as a good sign.

    Recent designs like Torbuster make me optimistic.
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