New Pentagon EW strategy calls for increased technology investment

The Pentagon's electronic warfare (EW) strategy calls for increased investment in advanced technology designed to defend U.S. assets and use the electromagnetic spectrum to attack enemies.

The Pentagon's electronic warfare (EW) strategy calls for increased investment in advanced technology designed to defend U.S. assets and use the electromagnetic spectrum to attack enemies. The prospect for a first-of-its kind Department of Defense EW strategy gained new urgency following Russia's use of advanced EW technologies in Ukraine, and the pace of global technological progress in EW systems. Electronic weapons can be used for an increasingly wide range of combat activities, from detecting and defending IED attacks to jamming enemy communications or even taking over control of enemy drones. The report will specify cross-geographical boundary radiated energy technologies designed to strengthen U.S. platforms and allied operations, and calls for new defense spending to challenge potential adversaries' electromagnetic systems.

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