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Assemble the appropriate EWSP Team and the necessary background documents for your facility.
The EWSP will vary from facility to facility based on site-specific conditions, but will likely include a variety of emergency water supply alternatives evaluated in step #3 above.
BAE Systems Australia, meanwhile, will develop and install the fully integrated EWSP system for the Army's Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters, including the company's locally designed and developed ALR-2002D ComBat RWR.
The helicopter EWSP suite will also include the company's locally developed SIDAS EW-suite controller, and BAE Systems and the DMO are studying other equipment options as well.
In 2001 Tenix Defence (Sydney, Australia) and BAE Systems Australia (Adelaide, Australia) were awarded Initial Design Activity (IDA) contracts to develop a fleetwide EWSP architecture for the Australian Defence Force which would reduce the cost of acquisition, support, and software and threat-library upgrades.
Another key EWSP program was not mentioned in the budget papers.
According to a BAE source, the ASTOR EWSP, or Defensive Aids Group (DAG) -- based on BAE's Defensive Aids Subsystem for the UK's Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the Nimrod II -- includes the BAE (Yonkers, NY) AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver (RWR), the BAE (Nashua, NH) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System, the W.
In a discussion with JED at last month's AOC International Symposium and Convention in Las Vegas, NV, the industry source questioned the wisdom of severing the EWSP requirement from the platform-procurement program, noting that "we saw how well that worked with the UAE F-16 buy.
8-million initial-design-activity (IDA) contracts to produce initial designs for the Echidna EWSP suite.
WCDR Bill Lawrence, Deputy Director of Aircraft Survivability at HQ Australian Defence Force, and Laurie Bode, project manager for Echidna in Australia's Defence Acquisition Organisation (DAO), briefed industry on the results of the review and the future directions of EWSP at a classified briefing last month, organized in Canberra by the Australian Chapter of the Association of Old Crows.
The winning bidder's first priority will then be to develop an EWSP suite for the Army's Blackhawk helicopters, with initial operational capability slated for mid-2003, followed by the F-111 and C-130J in 2004/05 and the CH-47D and Sea King in subsequent phases over the next six years.
This market (and indeed, a similar one for the F/A-18 Hornet) is already being addressed by systems such as MDS's Zeus integrated warning/jamming suite (installation proposals for F-16 and F/A-18 already prepared), Loral's ALQ-178 Rapport III integrated suite (F-16 and F/A-18 installation schemes already in place), Udsen's F-16 EWSP concept, Dassault Electronique's EWS-16 integrated suite and the Litton-Raytheon-Tracor "one stop EW system" proposal for aircraft such as the A-4, A-7, F-4, F-5, F-16 and F/A-18.
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