Analysts consistently point to electronic warfare (EW) as the future.
That’s not difficult to understand, especially with survivability becoming the key strategy for the US, its allies and NATO for the next 10 years. And the developments in research and testing facilities indicate the same for next-generation jammers in development for mid-band and low-band frequencies.
Electronic warfare is becoming sophisticated and intelligent. The US, its allies and NATO members have stern competition from Russia, China and its alliances. China particularly has threatened the western countries with its information warfare doctrine.
The strategies of China include hacking information, intelligence and jamming electronic warfare systems using Computer Network Attack (CNA). A popular belief is that China is using its cyber capabilities to penetrate and steal sensitive data of US citizens, organizations, and businesses.
By 2030, experts in this area believe there will be a vast market opportunity for electronic warfare companies in the nations that share a border with Russia and China. The demand will be for next-generation jammers and receivers of various types such as vehicle-mounted, ECM pods for aircraft, ships, and submarines.
Modern warfare strategies are different from conventional warfare strategies. Integration of Cyber, Space, Information (Electronic Intelligence) and Artificial Intelligence is the foundation of modern warfare strategies.
This idea of electronic warfare being the future is widely accepted by most militaristically advanced countries including the United States.
In general, the more advanced a military adversary, the greater role EW plays in combat. The DoD has been especially upfront about its desire for greater and more efficient electronic warfare usage. In fact, the DoD has been transitioning from the traditional consideration of electromagnetic warfare as separable from spectrum management to a unified treatment of these activities as Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO).
Consequently, the 2020 Department of Defense EMS Superiority Strategy continued to build on essential objectives from the 2013 DoD EMS Strategy and the 2017 DoD Electronic Warfare (EW) Strategy, which has taken the Department of Defense another critical step forward in implementing the most recent National Defense Strategy.
This strategy seeks to align EMS resources, capabilities, and activities across the DoD to support core national security objectives.
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