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MacB Awarded $8.5M SWEATER Task Order by the Air Force Research Lab

DAYTON, Ohio May 8, 2017 – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services, cybersecurity and product solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new task order by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) on the Spectrum Warfare Evaluation and Assessment Technology Engineering Research (SWEATER) contract. The Advanced EW System Engineering and Demonstration (ASEAD) win has a three-year period of performance, for a total value of $8.5 million. All work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

The mission of the SWEATER contract is to conduct research, exploratory and advanced development in the areas of complex radio frequency, electronic attack and electronic protection for ground-based radar and airborne threats. On this task order, the goal is to establish spectrum dominance in congested, contested and complex anti-access/area denied (A2/AD) environments. Spectrum dominance comprises military disciplines of electronic, cyber, optical and navigational warfare.

MacB personnel will expand on high-end research and development activities in four areas:

  • System Engineering and Analysis for A2/AD Environments
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) Demonstrations and Assessments
  • RF Sensor Capability Prototyping
  • Operations and Program Security

The task order’s primary focus will be using a systems engineering process to characterize and assess interactions between complex Radio Frequency (RF) systems in both a laboratory and under realistic combat conditions. Our team’s research and prototyping efforts at system, subsystem and component levels will help AFRL better understand and define advanced technology solutions that can be integrated into Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories, test sites and contractor facilities.

“MacB is proud to extend its storied history in the development of Advanced Electronic Warfare systems, and the increasingly complex technologies to test those systems,” said Tim Lawrence, Senior Vice President and General Manager for MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). “From its earliest start in 1979, the company has proudly partnered with the Air Force to mature and develop world class tools, processes and cutting-edge technologies to support electronic warfare and other relevant operational missions.” 

For more than 37 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been solving some of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security and Federal agencies rely on our advanced engineering services, cybersecurity, and product solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. With Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, our more than 1,500 employees worldwide are dedicated to developing mission-focused and results-oriented solutions that make a difference where and when it matters most. Learn more about MacB at www.macb.com.