California-based Flyer Defense announced it delivered Army Ground Mobility Vehicles (A-GMV) to General Dynamics Mission Systems for integration with the Tactical Electronic Warfare Light (TEWL) system.
Five months after Flyer received a contract for the vehicle delivery, they were shipped to General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale, AZ where they will be outfitted with the TEWL system and shipped directly to US Army airborne units.
The undertaking is part of the US Army’s effort to modernize its force for a future conflict. The Flyer A-GMVs will fill a critical electronic warfare requirement for US Army airborne units.
The “light” version of the TEWS is an integrated platform that allows for sensing, signals intelligence, electronic warfare and RF-enabled cyberattacks – making it a first step towards integrating electronic and cyber warfare.
TEWS will enable a Brigade Combat Team Commander to detect, locate, identify the enemy and will give the Commander the capability to act/react/counter with non-lethal effects by denying, disrupting, and degrading the enemy’s ability to communicate, coordinate, and synchronize.
Since it is a modular system, TEWS can be integrated onto any vehicle, including: AMPV, NGCV, Stryker, Flyer, JLTV and non-tactical vehicles (NTV).
In July this year, the US Army announced that America’s Tank Division would be the first unit in the III Corps to overhaul their electronic warfare (EW) capabilities with the integration of the TEWS onto Stryker vehicles.