The aim of the Electronic Warfare & Cyber (EW&C) construct is to provide a Framework Agreement to rapidly and seamlessly place Science & Technology (S&T) tasks with industry and academia.
The framework allows for a rapid response to capability needs, strengthens links with the wider industry and academic community, and creates a collaborative environment to realise the benefits of our collective technology, knowledge and innovation.
The use of the Framework was initially limited to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), however it has since been expanded to allow all departments of the UK Ministry of Defence to benefit.
LOT 4: TRIALS AND CAPABILITY OPERATION
The work conducted under Lot 4 covers the maintenance and management of a range of Electronic Warfare & Cyber related facilities, laboratories and deployable test capabilities. This extends to the co-ordination, planning, conduct, analysis and reporting of Electronic Warfare & Cyber related trials activities, and covers the Air, Land, Maritime and Cyber environments, throughout the EM spectrum and including, but not limited to, pressure wave, acoustic, seismic, Sonar Target Echo Strength (Sonar TES) and magnetic testing. Testing is conducted on the ground, in the air and both above and under water.