Army plans to add electronic warfare (EW), SIGINT systems on brigade combat team armored combat vehicles

Jan. 19, 2021
To date, the Army developed a pair of prototypes to get needed capability to forces in Europe and the Pacific and buying down risk for combat units.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has worked furiously to develop new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities by rebuilding what it divested after the Cold War, and also is building new units that must operate these emerging EW systems. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

19 Jan. 2020 -- As part of what the Army calls new force design updates, every brigade combat team will have an EW platoon and a separate signals intelligence (SIGINT) network support team.

Both of these formations will operate the forthcoming Terrestrial Layer System Brigade Combat Team (TLS-BCT) -- the Army’s first integrated EW, SIGINT, and cyber platform -- mounted on Stryker armored combat vehicles.

Two companies, Lockheed Martin and Digital Receiver Technology, are building prototypes for the Army, which today lacks electronic attack assets organic to brigades.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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