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Peace on the Spectrum Electronic Warfare – a Game Changer?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Dr. Thomas Withington  |  March 10, 2020  |  European Security & Defence

 

When it comes to peacekeeping, electronic warfare is a controversial subject.
Could its cautious, wider adoption during such missions become a game changer?

Electronic Warfare (EW) is more closely associated with high-tempo air-land battle than it is with peacekeeping efforts. In fact, its deployment to support such missions, particularly those led by the United Nations (UN), is controversial. Nevertheless, while some in the global peacekeeping community are cautious regarding the use of EW en masse therein, others feel that it could have a growing role to play in supporting future undertakings.
Within the wide remit of EW, it is arguably the gathering of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), primarily Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and, to a lesser degree Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), and the electronic attack of hostile communications systems and possibly radar systems, which may have the most relevance to peacekeeping. Gathering COMINT has two useful purposes: It allows you to determine the position of friendly, hostile, and civilian communications systems. 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.