North Alabama company secures $356M defense contract
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A Huntsville company has secured a $356 million contract.

Dynetics Inc. has been awarded a sole-source contract for production and sustainment of foreign radar simulators known as the Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulator (LIVE) family of products.

The contract has an estimated value of $356 million for production and sustainment over the next 10 years. The products will be used by the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integration Support Facility (EWAISF) at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), GA, and other Department of Defense agencies.

LIVE assets are mobile, fully closed-loop low-power direct inject radar emulators allowing US weapons systems to evaluate jammer effectiveness against foreign radars within a laboratory environment. LIVE assets provide the highest fidelity of threat faithfulness and replicate the threat radar back-ends using common line replaceable units providing a modular and sustainable infrastructure. "Dynetics has a sustained history performing intelligence analysis to understand foreign weapons systems. This contract will allow us to continue to provide unparalleled threat system accuracy that will supply the U.S. Air Force with vital test and training resources that enhance warfighter survivability. The LIVE family of products will allow the United States to maintain air dominance across the electromagnetic spectrum," said Mike Durboraw, Dynetics vice president of Threat Exploitation and Spectrum Warfare. Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos, has more than 2,500 employees.

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