Army Creating Initial EW Brigade Combat Teams by 2020

The U.S. Army is deploying electronic warfare prototype systems to its pilot unit intended to be a part of EW platoons that the service wants to establish within military intelligence companies, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday.

The Army is working on an organizational framework for its 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis in Washington that will be implemented by future brigade combat teams. Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence, told C4ISRnet that the Army intends to create the first four teams through 2020 and deploy them to every echelon. He added that the service does not have a strict timetable, which will evolve to address emerging requirements.

The Army is working on deploying EW platforms such as the Terrestrial Layer System, Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle and Tactical Electronic Warfare System.

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