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Army units in Europe first to get electronic warfare upgrade

Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments)

By John Vandiver  |  February 8, 2018  |  Stars and Stripes

STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. ground units in Europe are the first in the Army to be outfitted with new sensors designed to protect troop formations from Russian cyber intrusion and better challenge adversaries in an increasingly contested electronic warfare battle space.

Delivery of the equipment will be completed later this month, the Army said.

“This equipment will provide additional sensors on the battlefield to contribute to the commander’s common operating picture, and assist in driving the targeting process,” said Capt. Sean Lynch (AOC lifetime member), an electronic warfare officer with the Vilseck, Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

The new electronic warfare systems ensure that commanders at the brigade level and lower can “geolocate enemy emitters” and “deny tactical communications,” Lynch said in a statement.

The moves to better equip units for electronic warfare come as the Pentagon is shifting its focus to sophisticated threats posed by Russia and China.  READ MORE...

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