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ADECS 2019: EW advantage at risk of being lost

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   (0 Comments)

by Andrew White in Singapore  |  30th January 2019  |  Shephard News

Senior figures within the EW community have warned how armed forces risk ‘losing the advantage’ across the battlespace due to the development and proliferation of more advanced military technologies by near-peer adversaries.

Addressing delegates at the EW Asia conference in Singapore on 29 January 2019, Association of Old Crows (AOC) president, Muddy Watters, warned: ‘We are entering an era where coalition domination on the sea, in the skies and in space can no longer be taken for granted.’

Citing emerging and mature capabilities of North Korea, China and Russia as well as violent extremist organisations and other asymmetric threats, Watters warned of rapid technology developments in ‘hyper-velocity, directed energy, swarming, undersea and space’ weapons before calling for armed forces to better organise EW, cyber and electromagnetic (EM) spectrum operations.

These requirements, Watters continued, must feature multi-domain command and control, joint and coalition operations, enhanced training, rapid integration of new capabilities, and keeping pace with threats through technology.   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.