The Intelligence Community (IC) validated LIVE test assets will support enterprise wide testing across the Air Force and broader Department of Defense (DoD).
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16, 2020-Dynetics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has been awarded a sole-source contract for production and sustainment of foreign radar simulators known as the Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulator (LIVE) family of products. This suite includes Hardware-in-the loop Test Systems, Threat Software Package Production/Sustainment Updates, and Closed Loop Test and Evaluation (T&E) Sustainment Support for use by the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integration Support Facility (EWAISF) at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), GA, and other DoD agencies.
The contract has a total estimated value of $356 million for production and sustainment for the next ten years.
LIVE assets are mobile, fully closed-loop low-power direct inject radar emulators allowing US weapons systems to evaluate jammer effectiveness against foreign radars within a laboratory environment. LIVE assets provide the highest fidelity of threat faithfulness and replicate the threat radar back-ends using common line replaceable units providing a modular and sustainable infrastructure.
As the prime contractor, Dynetics' objective is to navigate the vertical testability construct as part of a broader LVC environment for both test and training of legacy and advanced electronic warfare (EW) platforms.
"Dynetics has a sustained history performing intelligence analysis to understand foreign weapons systems. This contract will allow us to continue to provide unparalleled threat system accuracy that will supply the U.S. Air Force with vital test and training resources that enhance warfighter survivability. The LIVE family of products will allow the United States to maintain air dominance across the electromagnetic spectrum," said Mike Durboraw, Dynetics vice president of Threat Exploitation and Spectrum Warfare.
Each LIVE hardware unit can support emulation of multiple threat systems of interest, helping reduce and manage the logistical footprint. There are currently five different LIVE systems that will be produced on this contract along with other non-threat specific and supporting hardware.
Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT solutions to the national security, cybersecurity, space, and critical infrastructure sectors. Our portfolio features highly specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including components, subsystems, and complex end-to-end systems. The company of more than 2,500 employees is based in Huntsville, Ala., and has offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.dynetics.com.
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Kristina Hendrix, APR
Dynetics, Inc. Communications Director