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Russia Gives Lessons in Electronic Warfare

Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments)

By: Col. Liam Collins  |  July 26, 2018  |  AUSA

It’s a nightmare scenario. An enemy unmanned aerial vehicle monitors the cellphone signals of troops below, identifies their location and sends the coordinates to a headquarters, which launches an artillery strike against the unsuspecting troops.

This is the capability Russia brings to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. And it’s a capability the U.S. Army has not had to contend with during the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, the Army has much to learn—and in some cases, relearn—about electronic warfare. Observing how the Russians use electronic warfare in Ukraine to produce kinetic effects offers the best opportunity to do so.

DoD defines electronic warfare as “military action involving the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum or to attack the enemy.” It consists of electronic attack, electronic protection and electronic warfare support.  READ MORE...

With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.