Air Force focuses on frequency transfer systems
- By Ross Wilkers
- May 03, 2018
Three companies have received positions on a six-year, $24 million contract to study techniques and technologies for the Air Force to improve the branch’s two-way time frequency transfer systems.
Rockwell Collins, Microsemi Frequency and Time Corp., and Raytheon’s BBN Technologies business will share in the Joint Multi-INT Precision Reference program. They were the lone bidders for the contract run by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Defense Department said in its Tuesday contracts digest.
JMPR participants will focus on accuracy, precision, security and utility of the inter-platform airborne systems in order to help them aid and complement each other in hostile environments, according to solicitation documents.
Their research also aims to enable radio frequency sensing and electronic warfare functions for airborne systems.
Work will take place through April 2024.
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