Pacific Defense has been awarded a contract to supply multiple SX-3000 systems to support the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) MEGFoS static site system evaluation initiative.
The MEGFoS or Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Electronic Warfare Ground Family of Systems (MEGFoS) is currently under development.
According to the USMC, the MEGFoS is a series of electronic warfare (EW) technologies that can be fixed at different sites or can be mounted and dismounted on different tactical vehicles.
Once fully developed, the MEGFoS system will use the electro-magnetic spectrum (EMS) to track and identify adversary forces.
It will also support the friendly forces by providing feedback on various signature management missions within the EMS.
The EW system primarily serves for deterring uncrewed aerial surveillance threats, improvised explosive devices and for delivering limited counter communications capabilities to the forces.
The latest contract marks the conclusion of Pacific Defense’s multi-year effort to mature its SX-3000 system as per the technical standards of Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA).
The SX-3000 system is in alignment with command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS).
Both SOSA and CMOSS standards are considered by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for various Programmes of Record.
The SOSA-aligned systems will further allow the operator to use common technologies across multiple platforms, which is suitable for reusing and quick future adaptation depending on the needs of different customers and missions in various domains.
Pacific Defense vice-president Dr Niraj Srivastava said: “Pacific Defense is at the forefront of advanced multi-platform, multi-INT mission solutions fully aligned with SOSA technical standard in support of the DoD MOSA Mandate memo.”