Air Force Integrating High-Power Electromagnetics into Cyber, Electronic Warfare

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April 10, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: April 10 on

RF and microwave experts at Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Va., are helping U.S. Air Force researchers find ways to integrate high-power electromagnetics (HPEM) into military cyber and electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate”s High-Powered Electromagnetics Division (RDH) at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., announced a $10 million contract to Booz Allen this week for the High Power Electromagnetics (HPEM) Cyber Electronic Warfare Applications program.

The HPEM Cyber and EW project seeks to find ways to apply HPEM technologies to military cyber and EW applications by conducting experiments, demonstrating concepts, and documenting results.