Air Force exploring technology to detect electronic intelligence signals

By Sara Sirota / August 31, 2020 at 1:17 PM

The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for white papers on existing and emerging technologies that can help ground and aerial surveillance platforms detect electronic intelligence signals, according to a broad agency announcement the service released today.

AFRL is specifically interested in automated, real-time signal collection and processing as adversaries develop ELINT capabilities that use "low probability of intercept" signals in anti-access, area-denial environments, the notice states.

After reviewing submissions, AFRL may request formal proposals from vendors that are eligible to receive contracts. The Air Force anticipates spending about $10 million on multiple awards between FY-21 and FY-25. Interested contractors should share their white papers for each funding round before the end of the prior fiscal year.