Defense Systems Digest
02 June 2020


Notable Technical Inquiry

What digital models are available for radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) analysis modeling and simulation (M&S)?

DSIAC was tasked with compiling a list of electronic warfare digital models for M&S with capabilities comparable to the Enhanced Surface-to-Air Missile Simulation.  Specific capabilities desired included the ability to perform RFCM analysis and pulse-to-pulse simulation and add electronic protection. DSIAC analysts identified a number of relevant models managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Directed Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense contractors. DSIAC documented its findings in a…

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Stephen DeVito

Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses, Northrop Grumman – Aerospace Systems

I am a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Operational Evaluation Division, where we assist the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. We support the Department of Defense’s operational and live fire testing and evaluation of major weapon systems and platforms. Through in-person observation and rigorous technical analysis, we help design realistic operational tests of military systems and deliver objective evaluations of system.

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After a Year of Successes, U.S. Air Force Continues to Advance S&T Strategy

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In the spring of 2019, the Air Force released the Air Force Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy to secure continued technological advantage over rapidly-developing state competitors in 2030 and beyond through future technology research and converting new technologies into transformational warfighting concepts. Over the course of the past year, the Air Force has made big strides in implementing key parts of the strategy.

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