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Air Force REFLECT Program Deeks To Secure Avionics RF and EW

U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to find new ways to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities to avionics from cyber-attacks.

Officials of the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, issued a solicitation on Friday for the Radio Frequency (RF) Electronic Warfare (EW) Focused Laboratory Evaluations of Critical Technologies (REFLECT) program.

REFLECT also seeks to develop simulation capabilities necessary to develop advanced sensors and avionics technologies, develop agile electronics architecture, and expand emerging open-systems standards for military weapons. The goal is to explore new and emerging technologies related to fending-off cyber-attacks, cyber security, open system architectures, avionics, and sensors.

REFLECT avionics involve manned, unmanned, autonomous, and remotely piloted vehicles; on-board intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; EW systems, and munitions.

The specific focus in on advanced RF and digital EW simulations, threat models, sensor evaluations, and cutting-edge technology development in the RF domain.

Bidders must have Top Secret or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearances, and must be U.S. citizens. Information related to this project is subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) export control.

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