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Army Tests New EW Vehicle for Brigade Combat Applications

The U.S. Army's Third Armored Brigade Combat Team has tested a new vehicle designed to detect and jam enemy communications occurring within the electromagnetic spectrum.

The team, also known as "Greywolf", fielded the Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle over a two-week training period in Yuma, Ariz., the Army said Monday.

The EWTV is a MaxxPro Dash mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle equipped with a programmable electronic warfare kit, and is developed under the Rapid Equipment Fielding program that aims to address immediate technological needs.

"It has never been used at the brigade-level, so we have to really put it through its paces and see what its capabilities and limitations are," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexander Torres, electronic warfare technician of the Greywolf brigade.

He added that the team still needs to develop best practices and tactics, techniques and procedures to guide the vehicle's continuing development and future users.

The vehicle will undergo integration at a nearing brigade evaluation.

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