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Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Survivability Electro Optical Threat Warning and Situational Awareness
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1. ADF platforms are required to operate in environments in which they may encounter hostile threats. Platform survivability in these environments is greatly enhanced if platforms can reduce the likelihood of detection by hostile forces but if detected, reduce their susceptibility to engagement by threat systems. Enhancing survivability also includes reducing vulnerability to damage, injuries or fatalities, and increasing recoverability from damage sustained, but these are out of scope in this context.
2. The Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Survivability (JEMSS) project through the Joint Survivability Tactics Validation Unit (JSTVU) aims to reduce the effectiveness of threats that use the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by understanding threats, own-platform characteristics, countermeasures and operating environments. Understanding these characteristics will quantify and help to reduce detectability and susceptibility for personnel, single platforms, or formations of platforms that comprise a Joint force. For electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radio frequencies (RF) in the EMS, JEMSS through the JSTVU seek to:
a. develop techniques to modify platform signatures (signature management)
b. evaluate and validate threat warning sensors (sensor evaluation)
c. understand threats and their vulnerabilities to countermeasures (vulnerability assessment)
d. develop and verify countermeasures techniques (technique development)
e. develop tactics and procedures to complement countermeasures techniques (tactics development)
f. validate all Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) (TTP validation)
g. educate and train operators in the use of TTP for sensors and effectors (TTP training).
3. The Electro Optical Threat Warning and Situational Awareness systems will be used to provide data to support these activities.
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2 years from Effective Date