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Air Force Forms Group to Develop Comprehensive EW Strategy

The U.S. Air Force has created a cross-functional team that will be tasked to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the service branch to manage electronic warfare operations across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke — director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration at the Air Force — will lead the enterprise capability collaboration group, the service branch said Monday.

“The spectrum is so broad, relied upon by all, and increasingly congested; so the first challenge of this effort is to scope the issue,” Gaedecke said.

“We’ll draw not only from our experts in the military, but also previous scientific advisory boards, defense science boards and industry professionals to form a cohesive and comprehensive electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum strategy,” he added.

The team aims to complete EW strategy research and development efforts within 12 to 18 months as part of a push to help maintain the service branch’s competitive edge throughout the spectrum.

Gaedecke intends to formally present the group on Wednesday at the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation meeting at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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