Challenges lie ahead on how U.S. Army will integrate new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities in new systems

Feb. 17, 2020
Report determined that the Stryker’s batteries are not sufficient to support electronic warfare systems like the Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS).

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s top weapons tester is worried about how the Army will integrate new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities with specific platforms. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

17 Feb. 2020 -- In a Jan. 30 report, the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation office (DOT&E) examined the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) and, in the process, took a broader look at the Army’s EW enterprise.

Among the recommendations was that the Army should continue to refine doctrine to support the use of EW for tactical operations. It also suggested for the Army to improve coordination with EW and intelligence systems to unsnarl conflicts among friendly forces. The report noted that the Army revised the “Electronic Warfare Techniques” publication in June 2019.

Following the Cold War, the Army divested much of its EW capabilities, but since then, adversaries have made significant investments. Those moves have forced Army leaders to reexamine its own spending. Current efforts involve building new capabilities and units.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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