The Dubai regional office is hugely important to us," said Roger Caynor, President -- Broadcast & Communications at IEWC
This purchase would back up IEWC
s global initiatives within the broadcast & communications market and it offers an additional stocking warehouse in the Pacific Northwest.
With 20 locations across eightcountries, IEWC
is a global provider of total connectivity solutions for sub-assemblers, OEMs and the broadcast and communications industries.
In two weeks of grueling desert operations beginning March 15, the participating IEWCS vehicles set a number of course records for SIGINT, earned a "+" rating - the highest mark a system could receive from the service's supervising Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) - and, in their first operational employment, provided the first real glimpse into what the Army intends to achieve with its next generation of battlefield SIGINT assets.
However, since the Army had already changed its force structure to reflect the entrance of the now-canceled IEWCS system, the program needed to show results quickly, according to Prophet Program Manager LTC Darrell Davis, US Army.
Following the tests, the Army decided that its IEWCS operational requirements, dating back to 1990 for the GBCS equipment and 1992 for the AQF, should reflect new battlefield technologies and operational concepts.
Three Army platforms were slated to receive the IEWCS suite - the EH-60L Advanced Quick Fix (AQF) helicopter, the HMMWV-based Ground based Common Sensor-Light (GBCS-L) and the Ground-based Common Sensor-Heavy (GBCS-H), a tracked vehicle for supporting heavy divisions.
Originally, the MEWSS was to receive the jammer portion of TACJAM-A, similar to the IEWCS program.
supports acquisition for programs such as the IEWCS and supports fielded systems such as the Trailblazer and Enhanced Trackwolf ground-based SIGINT systems.
The lead in fielding tactical EW on UAVs could devolve to other countries, countries which have not made the same investments in expensive battlefield EW systems - their own IEWCS - or lag in the incorporation of digitized command and control infrastructures.
Forced to scrub the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Common Sensor (IEWCS) last summer, accused last fall by the General Accounting Office of prematurely committing IEWCS to low-rate initial production (LRIP), the US Army is hoping to recoup programmatic morale with a good showing at next month's Task Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment.