Course NameLength
Electronic Warfare Short Course | EW Short Course3 days
Electronic Warfare Threat Modeling and Simulation Training4 days
Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course4 days

Electronic Warfare Training

Electronic Warfare (EW) is a military strategy that focuses on the electromagnetic spectrum (EM) — signals such as radio, infrared or radar — to sense, protect and communicate. At the same time, it can be used to deny adversaries the ability to either disrupt or use these signals.

EW has become one the defining characteristics of modern combat. It can be divided into three major areas:

  1. Electronic Warfare Support – This involves actions taken by an operational commander or operator to detect, intercept, identify or locate sources of intended and unintended radiated electromagnetic energy. Sometimes this is simply referred to as reconnaissance. The purpose is to provide immediate recognition, prioritization, and targeting of threats to battlefield commanders.
  2. Electronic Attack – This involves the offensive use of EM energy, directed energy or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities or equipment. In the case of EM energy, this action is most commonly known as jamming. It can be performed on communication systems or radar systems.
  3. Electronic Protection – This is about protecting friendly forces from the effects of an EM assault. For example, flares are often used to distract infrared homing missiles to miss their target.

The Evolving Electronic Warfare Landscape

Electronic warfare really took off following World War II. The Russians were particularly fond of using EW to jam signals during the Cold War.

Since then, EW has witnessed many incarnations as technology has advanced. Currently the race is on in the area of quantum technology applied to electronic warfare modalities. Some feel quantum technology could be a game-changer across the whole world of EW applications as we currently know them. Quantum communications systems are inherently secure, quantum radar can see through stealth, quantum metrology offers un-jammable navigation and quantum cryptography promises un-crackable codes.

Many experts in electronic warfare believe the first country to master quantum technology could render its adversaries’ EW systems redundant overnight.

There’s also a movement toward applying photonics to electronic warfare challenges. Photonics helps drive today’s telecommunications systems, offering major advances in the area of signal transmission.

Researchers are adapting plasma technologies and optical techniques from the photonics telecom arena to enhance U.S. electronic warfare (EW) capabilities.

It’s believed that optical approaches provide greatly increased frequency coverage and long distance low-loss transfer of analog signals when compared to traditional radio frequency (RF) systems, resulting in substantial performance improvements. Chip-scale integrated photonics also allows for the potential of extensive reductions in size, weight and power (SWaP) needs.

Engineers working in this area believe photonic advances originating in the telecom world provide EW, radar and other military systems with unique and advanced performance capabilities.

It has been estimated that over the next 10 years, there will be extensive investments into the development and production of EW systems such as electronic countermeasures (ECM), radar warning receivers (RWRs), and electronic support measures (ESM).

Predictions call for an especially heavy demand for airborne electronic attack and airborne ECM technologies, which are expected to be a big part of the EW market.

Electronic Warfare Training Courses

Electronic Warfare has evolved at such a staggering pace that continual education is required for those whose jobs overlap with this field. Beneficiaries of additional training include:

  • Technical personnel
  • Electronic warfare or radar system planning, design, development, operations and maintenance
  • Electrical engineers
  • Software engineers
  • System engineers
  • System analysts
  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • Verification and validation personnel
  • Project managers
  • Program managers

Tonex has been a leader in Electronic Warfare training services since 1992. Our courses cover a wide array of information such as:

  • Overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) Key Concepts
  • Principles of Net-Centric Electronic Warfare
  • Principles of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Applied in EW
  • Key Technology Enablers of Modern and Emerging RADAR Systems
  • Electronic Warfare Functions
  • Electronic Warfare Technology
  • Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering and System of Systems Engineering

Why Choose Tonex? 

Our instructors are some of the finest in the world. They are experts in their fields as well as bringing real world experience to their instruction methodologies.

And here’s something you won’t find everywhere: We’re flexible. Tonex can tailor courses to the specific needs of individuals, agencies and organizations.

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Electronic Warfare Courses