CACI International Inc announced the successful demonstration of its Spectral Sieve and Pit Viper low-size, weight, and power (SWaP) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and electronic warfare (EW) technologies. These technologies are for small to medium unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at the U.S. Army’s Project Convergence Technology Gateway. CACI has delivered real-time situational awareness and targeting information for commanders through utilizing direction-finding, geolocation, and active cyber effects.
“CACI continues to invest ahead of need to develop and deploy technology that supports our customers’ critical missions,” says John Mengucci, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer. “These innovative ISR and EW technologies allow commanders at the tactical edge to rapidly build better situational awareness in congested and contested operational environments.”
This event hosted by the Army was a large-scale modernization, experimentation, and demonstration campaign held at several U.S. military installations between September and November. It spotlighted a series of joint, multi-domain engagements aimed at improving battlefield situational awareness, connecting sensors with shooters and advancing the service’s vision of joint all-domain command and control (JADC2). CACI’s low SWaP ISR and EW innovations introduce new capabilities and enable operations previously only available via larger aircraft.
The CACI team showcased advanced unmanned teaming concepts that utilize EW, cyber operations, and ISR capabilities in a challenging GPS-contested environment. Spectral Sieve and Pit Viper airborne payloads targeted RF signals and delivered active EW effects during the missions. Utilizing a mesh radio network without access to GPS, Spectral Sieve and Pit Viper were able to successfully cross cue to another electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload on a second UAS to deliver vital battlefield information quickly to commanders seeking to understand a congested battlefield.