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An Army aerial electronic attack platform prepares to fly

Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments)

By: Mark Pomerleau  |  August 27, 2018  |  C4ISRNET

One of the Army’s major electronic warfare program will fly next year, according to one top official.

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence, told C4ISRNET in a Aug. 22 interview at TechNet Augusta that the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare Air, an electronic attack capability that will be mounted to MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, is in prototyping and will fly next year.

The original MFEW program was slated to be phased across the next several years, first with aerial capabilities, ground vehicle capabilities and dismounted soldier capabilities.

Recently, however, the Army decided to delay MFEW ground in favor of a new integrated capability with the military intelligence tribe.

The developers of MFEW ground realized that their intelligence brethren were developing almost an identical capability, leading them to join forces.

The Army has identified that there needs to be a closer relationship between the electronic warfare/cyber cadre and signals intelligence force.  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.