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Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Successful pursuit of national objectives requires continued superiority of our aerospace systems. The widening variety of Air Force missions challenges these systems to be increasingly flexible, timely and precise in their application. Wright Laboratory's Avionics Directorate is meeting this modernization challenge --- developing avionics technology for information dominance and improved flexibility in supporting the national strategy.
To meet future mission objectives, the war fighter must command the situation---continuously adapting the response to new information. The vision of the directorates more than 450 scientists, engineers, and support staff is to provide the war fighter "affordable achievement of near -perfect situation awareness enabling a superior integrated offensive/defensive response."
The Avionics Directorate intends to extend its long record of innovation and technology transition by focusing its considerable energy on three goals--- becoming masters of information, sustaining mission-critical performance, and meeting customer needs with affordable solutions.
Targeting and Attack Avionics
Goal: To provide superior avionics technology to find, identify, and destroy enemy targets---anywhere, anytime, and in any weather. Targeting sensors, automatic target recognition, and fire control technologies are integrated to provide the war fighter with a prompt and precise threat response.
Electronic Warfare Technology
Goal: To develop effective and affordable electronic warfare technology that will assure aircraft survivability while accomplishing a mission. This will require technologies to provide aircrew alert and effective countermeasures against current and evolving threat weapon systems in a wide variety of mission scenarios.
Goal: To develop superior integrated avionics for full-spectrum offensive, defensive, and communication, navigation, and identification operations. The technologies being pursued will find application across the full range of combat missions and operational aircraft.
Goal: Focuses efforts in three functional areas: microelectronics, radio frequency components, and electro-optical devices. The thrust directs its resources toward solutions that cannot be achieved with commercial, off-the-shelf technology.
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