Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator for the U.S. Air Force E‑3 AWACS

Northrop Grum­man to Pro­vide Com­bat Elec­tro­mag­net­ic Envi­ron­ment Sim­u­la­tor for the U.S. Air Force E‑3 AWACS

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion (NYSE:NOC) has been award­ed a con­tract to pro­vide a Com­bat Elec­tro­mag­net­ic Envi­ron­ment Sim­u­la­tor (CEESIM) sys­tem to sup­port main­te­nance of the U.S. Air Force E‑3 Air­borne Warn­ing and Con­trol Sys­tem (AWACS) Elec­tron­ic Sup­port Mea­sures Oper­a­tional Com­put­er Pro­gram software. 

The con­tract was award­ed by Defense Micro­elec­tron­ics Activ­i­ty (DMEA). Northrop Grum­man will deliv­er the CEESIM to Tin­ker Air Force Base Avion­ics Inte­gra­tion Sup­port Facil­i­ty (AISF), locat­ed in Okla­homa City, Okla. 

The CEESIM pro­vides nav­i­ga­tion and pulse data gen­er­at­ed from cus­tomized sce­nar­ios. It enables ASIF soft­ware engi­neers to mod­el a real-world envi­ron­ment and to test soft­ware changes by inject­ing puls­es into the avion­ics hardware. 

“The flex­i­bil­i­ty of the AWACS CEESIM sys­tem allows for adap­ta­tion to a wide vari­ety of both sys­tem-under-test and exist­ing lab­o­ra­to­ry exter­nal con­trol inter­faces,” said Joe Down­ie, pres­i­dent of Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Sys­tems busi­ness unit. “This flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vides a cost-effec­tive tran­si­tion from the exist­ing sim­u­la­tor to a state-of-the-art, sup­port­able, mod­ern sim­u­la­tor capa­bil­i­ty, in sup­port of fifth-gen­er­a­tion elec­tron­ic war­fare systems.” 

The AWACS CEESIM sys­tem will replace an Advanced Mul­ti­ple Envi­ron­ment Sim­u­la­tor (AMES) sys­tem that has been oper­at­ing at Tin­ker Air Force Base for 14 years. The CEESIM replace­ment unit allows auto­mat­ic con­ver­sion of lega­cy AMES emit­ter files to CEESIM emit­ter files for seam­less reuse of AISF threat data and test sce­nar­ios. The sim­u­la­tor also demon­strates the CEESIM ver­sa­til­i­ty allow­ing for direct stim­u­la­tion using radio fre­quen­cy, inter­me­di­ate fre­quen­cy and dig­i­tal outputs. 

DMEA is a Depart­ment of Defense applied engi­neer­ing facil­i­ty charged with keep­ing micro­elec­tron­ics com­po­nents in our mil­i­tary sys­tems oper­a­tional and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly cur­rent. DMEA works in coop­er­a­tion with both defense prime con­trac­tors and the com­mer­cial semi­con­duc­tor indus­try to ensure that the full range of mil­i­tary sys­tems, devel­oped over 40 years, are sup­port­able and oper­a­tional­ly ready to per­form their mission. 

Northrop Grum­man is a lead­ing glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny pro­vid­ing inno­v­a­tive sys­tems, prod­ucts and solu­tions in aero­space, elec­tron­ics, infor­ma­tion sys­tems, and tech­ni­cal ser­vices to gov­ern­ment and com­mer­cial cus­tomers world­wide. Please vis­it www.northropgrumman.com for more information. 

CONTACT:
Ellen Hamil­ton
(224) 625‑4693
(847) 815‑0753
ellen.hamilton@ngc.com

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