The U.S. Air Force wants better electronic intelligence capabilities. The goal is better ELINT technology as well as better exploitation and database management, according to the Air Force announcement.
Improved ELINT software and hardware that can "address the increased complexity and volume of the ELINT battlespace" is one goal, said the Air Force. Another is databases more effective at using existing multi-source, multi-platform, real-time collection systems.
The Air Force is also interested in ELINT as a quick means to deal with access denial. There is "a need for real-time detection, identification, geolocation, tracking, and reporting is required to prosecute existing and emerging ELINT systems that employ short-up-time tactics in Anti-Access Area Denial regions," the Air Force said. Other desired capabilities include networked signals intelligence sensors as well as enhanced digital ELINT processing.