Tag Archives: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Air Force Looks to Create Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare Wing in 2021

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) plans to establish a new wing that will focus on warfare operations involving the electromagnetic spectrum by March 2021. The 355th Spectrum Warfare Wing will fall under the oversight of the Air Force Warfare Center. Col. William Young, former commander of the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, will head the new Air Force component.

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USAF Awards Alion S&T $29M Task Order to Provide EMS, JEMSIAF Solutions; Todd Stirtzinger Quoted

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Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a two-year, $29 million task order by the U.S. Air Force to support the Joint Electromagnetic Warfare Center (JEWC) to provide Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Information, Analysis and Fusion (JEMSIAF) solutions, the company announced on Wednesday

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House Panel Seeks Progress Report on DoD’s Electronic Warfare Efforts

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The House Armed Services Committee released its draft fiscal 2020 defense policy bill directing the comptroller general to report on the Department of Defense’s electronic warfare and electromagnetic threat mitigation efforts, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The draft defense authorization bill directs the comptroller general to provide updates on matters such as the electronic warfare executive committee’s progress and the implementation of the 2013 Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy.

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Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler on Navy’s Current Information Warfare Approach

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Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, the top information warfare officer at the U.S. Navy, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the service considers information warfare as decisive both in daily operations and high-end kinetic fight. “In information warfare, while the rest of the warfare areas are involved in the high-end conflict [eventually], we consider the high-end conflict now. Constant contact with the enemy in terms of cybersecurity, being able to operate within the [electromagnetic spectrum], all of those. We consider ourselves in contact with the adversary now,” Kohler said. 

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USAF Releases Results of Electromagnetic Warfare CFT Effort

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The U.S. Air Force released the results of a cross-functional team effort testing approaches to gain and maintain superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum. USAF commenced the effort in January 2018 and announced the results in January 2019 during the Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Air Force Creating New Information Warfare Org; Ted Uchida Quoted

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Some Air Force officials said that establishing a new information warfare organization looks to demonstrate the significance of electronic warfare and cyber capabilities, C4ISRNET reported Monday. “We’ve come to discover cyber is an element of the larger information warfare and [electromagnetic spectrum] fight that we’re in,” Ted Uchida, deputy director of operations at Air Combat Command, said Thursday at an Air Force Association event.

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Air Combat Command Intending to Integrate Cyber, ISR Ops Through 24th, 25th Air Forces Merger

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Air Combat Command will combine this summer its 24th and 25th air forces to integrate cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, the Air Force reported Thursday. “The merger of 24th and 25th is the next step in leveraging and integrating new ideas and technologies to both improve the quality and speed of decision-making and deliver improved effects for commanders,” said Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command.

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David May: Army Begins Five Design Updates to Fight Adversaries in Multidomain Operations

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David May, senior intelligence adviser at the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, has said there are five design updates the service has started to implement in order to counter adversaries across space, electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domains, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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