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After Syria, Pentagon ramps up electronic warfare efforts

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Jack Detsch  |  May 31, 2019  |  AL-Monitor

 

The US Defense Department has set up a new team to deal with the growing threat of Russian jamming of American military technology, Al-Monitor has learned, after the threat became pervasive on the Syrian battlefield over the past four years.

According to documents obtained by Al-Monitor, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s staff will set up a team with members from across the department “to regain US dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum” and identify any gaps in US strategy. The effort will be overseen by the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Paul Selva.

Under the plan, first requested by the Senate in last year’s defense authorization bill, the Pentagon intends to provide Congress with an updated electronic warfare strategy and roadmap by September. 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.