DARPA picks BAE to lead 'WolfPack'
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently selected BAE Systems to develop miniaturized, unattended ground sensors capable of detecting, identifying and jamming enemy communications for its WolfPack program. WolfPack consists of small, unattended sensors that can be placed at areas of interest using a variety of methods. Once deployed, the individual sensors, or “wolves,” self-organize into “packs” to determine optimum detection and jamming strategies. In each pack, gateway nodes provide data to users, and the system can detect and jam many threat signals, according to DARPA. As envisioned, the program will enable users from early-entry forces, special-operations forces, and the Army and Marine Corps to protect friendly communications, while helping the warfighter monitor and disrupt enemy communications and radar signals. Full Story