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Pentagon Updates Electronic Warfare Policies for Military Ops

computer-technologyThe Defense Department has moved to integrate electronic warfare into its joint military operations for defense components to share tactics and technologies, Defense Systems reported Wednesday.

Kevin McCaney writes Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, has updated DoD’s policy to incorporate electronic warfare into space and cyber operations, navigation applications, joint exercises, training and EW system acquisition.

Warfighters use electronic warfare to maneuver satellites, radar, radios, unmanned aerial systems and wireless device in order to safeguard its access to the electromagnetic spectrum, according to the report.

Alan Shaffer, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told the House Armed Services Committee in March that DoD plans to invest nearly $500 million in EW systems, Defense Systems reports.

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