U.S. Army units in Europe and the Pacific eye electronic warfare (EW) for jamming RF and microwave signals

July 16, 2020
Stryker units will be first to get TLS in fiscal year 2022 while the Army works through what equipment infantry will receive in follow on programs.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army light infantry units in Europe soon could have an electronic attack capability to deny, degrade, and disrupt enemy RF and microwave signals. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

16 July 2020 -- Army units already are using heavy and light prototypes of electronic warfare (EW) equipment as they wait for the service to select a more permanent solution.

These prototypes includes the Stryker-mounted Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS), which provides electronic support and electronic attack capabilities, and the Flyer 72-mounted Tactical Electronic Warfare Light (TEWL), which only provides electronic support. Both have been delivered to military forces Europe and the Pacific.

TEWL will be getting an electronic jamming capability soon, and its designer, General Dynamics, is ready to build more systems to be deployed to units in these theaters. This will include building nine more TEWS and four more TEWL systems.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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