A couple of years ago, the Department of Defense unveiled its Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Superiority Strategy, which outlines how the U.S. military aims to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum when it is challenged by peer and near-peer adversaries.
This involves a crucial transition from the traditional consideration of EW as separable from spectrum management to a unified treatment of these activities as Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO).
Analysts believe this new EW strategy seeks to align EMS resources, capabilities, and activities across the DOD to support our core national security objectives while remaining mindful of the importance of U.S. economic prosperity.
It’s become apparent with the resurgence of electronic warfare technological advances that battlespace dominance requires the upper hand in tactical and strategic troop and asset capabilities, and superiority with C6ISR — command, control, communications, computers, cyber-defense and combat systems and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Electronic warfare is employed in three ways: offensive, defensive and supportive measures. The spectrum is used to attack the enemy, to protect friendly forces and to provide critical situational awareness that aids warfighter decision-making and increases the likelihood of mission success.
Modern military capabilities rely increasingly on the electromagnetic spectrum. Warfighters depend on the spectrum to communicate with each other and their commanders, to understand the environment and inform decisions, to accurately identify and engage targets, and to protect them from harm.
EW provides a vitally important function – protecting our access and use of the spectrum – while simultaneously denying and degrading an adversary’s use and access.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Electronic Warfare Short Course, a 3-day course that covers the fundamentals of Electronic Warfare (EW) designed for analysts, engineers, project managers, and electronic warfare professionals who build, manage and operate electronic warfare systems.
Tonex also offers:
Electronic Warfare Threat Modeling and Simulation Training (4 days)
Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course (4 days)
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