The U.S. Air Force awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Mission Technologies division $76.7 million to perform research, analysis, test and evaluation that will support and inform U.S.A.F. decisions related to electronic warfare (EW) and electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) capabilities development.
The EMS superiority development task order was awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DOD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. The U.S.A.F. 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, part of the U.S.A.F. Installation Contracting Center, awards DOD IAC MAC task orders through a competitive process. HII has been supporting the program since 2017 and is teamed with DCS Corporation, Modern Technology Solutions Inc., On-Line Applications Research Corporation, Southwest Research Institute and Vanderbilt University to perform the work over five years.
The HII team will develop technical recommendations for the Advanced Capabilities and Strategic Integration team — part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Electronic Warfare and Avionics Division — that provide AFLCMC leaders with decision quality information regarding EW and EMS capability development and modernization. Areas of research may include artificial intelligence and machine learning, cyber and microelectronics among others.