U.S. Army shows ability to control electronic warfare (EW) sensors remotely for operational planning tool

Nov. 3, 2020
EW officers often are not near the sensors they manage. To be effective, users must have the ability to control and manage the sensors remotely.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has demonstrated the ability to control electronic warfare (EW) sensors remotely through an over-the-air data link and feed the information back to a central battle-management tool. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 Nov. 2020 -- Previously, sensors connected to the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) through a wired link. This tool is a command-and-control planner that enables users to visualize the potential effects of EW in the field and chart courses of action to maintain effective jamming.

Army officials tested new capabilities for the planning tool during During Cyber Quest 20 — a prototyping assessment of capability needs involving industry last September.

At last year’s Cyber Blitz exercise, the Army shared data over the air, but this year was the first time that soldiers remotely controlled a sensor with the EWPMT mission command software.

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John Keller, chief editor
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