Electronic warfare (EW) refers to a broad range of military activities that involve using electromagnetic energy to exploit, deceive, or attack enemy forces.
Electronic warfare is a field that focuses on manipulating the electromagnetic spectrum to gain a tactical advantage in warfare. Electronic warfare aims to disrupt or disable enemy communication systems, radar systems, and other electronic devices by leveraging various technologies and techniques.
The primary goal of electronic warfare is to control and dominate the electromagnetic spectrum, which encompasses the range of frequencies used for communication, radar, and other electronic activities. By doing so, military forces can impede the enemy’s ability to communicate, gather intelligence, and coordinate their operations effectively.
Like all technologies, those that make up electronic warfare are also evolving.
Many experts in this field predict that the future of electronic warfare will see an increased focus on space-based electronic warfare capabilities. Military forces will deploy satellites and other space-based assets to support EW operations, including satellite jamming, signals intelligence, and surveillance.
Space electronic warfare includes operational systems that deliver the ability to deny adversaries the use of their space assets as well as protection of U.S. interests. Operational systems are moving from standalone single-mission systems to multi-mission platforms with dynamic command and control along with remote operations capabilities.
Another component of space EW is testing and training for space control warfighters to effectively use those systems when they are needed most.
In fact, companies such as L3Harris have now developed realistic total immersion environments for dynamic live, virtual and constructive training as well as tests and exercises.
Fusing live and virtual environments enables multi-domain testing, supports global exercises and provides advanced system development options.
Electromagnetic spectrum dominance enables space domain operators to perform critical functions needed for warfighting: find, fix, track, target, engage and assess threats.
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Introduction to Electronic Warfare provides the foundation for understanding the basic concepts underlying electronic warfare (EW). This course uses a practical building-block approach to facilitate student comprehension of the essential subject matter associated with the combat applications of EW.
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