Industry told to take larger role in information warfare, electronic warfare (EW), and cyber technologies

Aug. 7, 2020
Information warfare combines capabilities like cyber, intelligence, electronic warfare (EW), psychological operations, and military deception.

WASHINGTON – Government leaders are telling U.S. defense companies they need help with integration as the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and individual services push toward a unifying approach to information warfare. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 Aug. 2020 -- Information warfare combines several types of capabilities, including cyber, intelligence, electronic warfare (EW), information operations, psychological operations and military deception.

On a high-tempo battlefield, military leaders expect to face a near-peer or peer adversary. There, one-off solutions, systems that only provide one function, or those that can’t feed information to others won’t cut it. Systems must be multi-functional and be able to easily communicate with other equipment and do so across services.

Much of this networking revolves around new concepts DOD is exploring, such as cyber operations, to prepare to fight in the information environment through multi domain operations or through Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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