Dynetics Inc. has been awarded a sole-source $356 million, 10-year contract for production and sustainment of foreign radar simulators, known as the Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulator (LIVE) family of products. LIVE will be used by the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integration Support Facility at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and other Department of Defense agencies.
LIVE assets are mobile, fully closed-loop low-power direct inject radar emulators that allow U.S. weapons systems to evaluate jammer effectiveness against foreign radars within a laboratory environment.
As the prime contractor, Dynetics’ objective is to navigate the vertical testability construct as part of a broader live, virtual, constructive environment for both test and training of legacy and advanced electronic warfare platforms. Each LIVE hardware unit can support emulation of multiple threat systems, reducing and managing 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 has a sustained history performing intelligence analysis to understand foreign weapons systems,” said Mike Durboraw, Dynetics vice president of Threat Exploitation and Spectrum Warfare. “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.”
Dynetics, based in Huntsville, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos. The company provides engineering, scientific and IT solutions to national security, cybersecurity, space and critical infrastructure sectors. Dynetics employs approximately 1,500 workers.