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Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

SEAD

 

SEAD 101 - Jamming Payload for MALD

DESCRIPTION: A low-power, miniature, jamming payload capable of being carried on the MALD UAV will provide an expendable close-in jamming capability. This capability is in support of the directive End State in the Air Force Long Range Plan. This concept is a low band jamming module which utilizes Microwave Power Modules (MPM) to provide high-powered jamming in a small package comparable in size and weight. It will be capable of being launched from a standoff range and will jam specific emitters from a close range in direct support of an attack package. Primary target set will be EW/GCI radars and will provide a synergistic effect with LO platforms, stand-off support jamming assets, MALD decoys, and the overall SEAD mission.

JUSTIFICATION: The retirement of the EF-111 and the eventual drawdown of the EA-6B requires the USAF to develop a follow-on support jamming capability. This concept provides the close-in, direct support aspect of the non-lethal SEAD mission. An inexpensive, expendable UAV airframe will offer the advantage of not having to build an expensive and survivable platform to fulfill this mission area.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: None

ISSUES: Funding reflects deployment onto existing UAV platform consistent with Air Force Long Range Plan. This initiative is in conjunction with the SEAD 102 (Stand Off Support Jamming UAV).

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MNS 329-92, 319-88 ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Capt Wes Kremer, DRAS, 4-6217 PEM Backup Name: Capt Jim Avrit

 

SEAD 103 Advanced Tactical Targeting System (AT3)

DESCRIPTION: The initiative develops a digital receiver-based emitter targeting system for uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) used for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) mission. The system adds internally mounted components and relies on exisitng data links. The system uses multiship cooperative targeting to achieve precise location of mobile enemy air defense systems. This is the ACC continuation of a DARPA funded developmental program and will leverage on the investment already made by DARPA.

JUSTIFICATION: AT3 will permit UAVs to provide targeting data to all other weapon systems capable of precision weapons delivery. It enables us to leverage our investment in systems like Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to engage and destroy mobile surface to air threats, even if they are using counter-antiradiation missile tactics intended to counter weapons like the AGM-88 High Speed Antiradiation Missile (HARM). This capability is the highest priority in the lethal SEAD mission area.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: TBD

Delivers a total of 20 ship sets in FY05, including integration of hardware and apertures on UAV platform.

ISSUES:. Long Range Plan impact: Use of UAVs for the lethal SEAD mision is a LRP end state. AT3 multi-platform emitter targeting is a key technology to reach this end state.. Potential joint interest

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 329-92 ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Lundie/ DRAS, 574-6220 PEM Backup Name: Capt Kremer/ DRAS,

574-6216

 

 



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