Electronic warfare (EW) is once again prominent.
Earlier this year, top Pentagon officials, eager to improve threat analysis and operational testing, ordered the creation of a database of jammers that can be used for testing and training.
The goal: make it easier for development programs and operational units alike to evaluate how vulnerable their systems actually are to jamming — an area where the analysts claim the military suffers a glaring lack of knowledge today.
Since 2018, the Defense Department’s JCIDS process has mandated that weapons programs address what’s called Electronic Protection (EP): the ability for radios and radars to keep functioning in the face of deliberate jamming or inadvertent electromagnetic interference.
Just two years ago the DoD boosted the investment in electronic warfare capabilities as the military geared up for great power competition.
Congress has also demonstrated renewed interest in electronic warfare projects given that U.S. adversaries have been investing heavily in their own EW capabilities, emphasizing being able to operate effectively in the electronic magnetic spectrum (EMS).
The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent the advantage of, and ensure friendly unimpeded access to the EM spectrum. EW can be applied from air, sea, land, and/or space by manned and unmanned systems, and can target communication, radar or other assets (military and civilian).
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