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Air Force Nears Completion of EW Technology Gap Study

The U.S. Air Force is almost finished with its one-year study on electronic warfare technologies, and is expected to submit its final report in January next year, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday.

Gen. Stephen Wilson, USAF vice chief of staff, told reporters the same day that the results reflect the service branch's lag in the EW area.

Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke, USAF director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration, led a team to study on new EW approaches that would support Air Force interests.

The study's scope included EW gaps covering fiscal 2018 through 2040, with focus on threats likely to occur in highly contested environments, the report noted.

Announced in late 2017, the study supports the Air Superiority 2030 effort, an initiative aiming to widen USAF's technological capacity aiding joint force air superiority.

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