The Marine Corps has upgraded its Systems Planning, Engineering and Evaluation Device (SPEED) software for monitoring the electromagnetic spectrum. The upgrade, which brings SPEED to version 11.1.1, adds 3-D mapping, mission planning and frequency-dependent rejection interference analysis. Modeling of jammers and effectiveness prediction have also been enhanced.
Developed for the Marines by Northrop Grumman, SPEED is also used by the Army, other government agencies and a few overseas customers. Northrop Grumman says the upgrade will enhance both Marine and Army versions of SPEED. The software has been used in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as civil support missions such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2011 Japan tsunami.