Tag Archives: electronic warfare

Dave Tremper: DOD Needs to Change Way of Managing Electronic Protection

Dave Tremper

Dave Tremper, who oversees electronic warfare from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, said the military needs to treat electronic protection as a portfolio of features, not systems. Tremper, who has listed electronic protection among his priorities, said DOD has lesser chances of succeeding in electromagnetic warfare if EP capabilities are managed across different portfolios.

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Alion Receives $64 Million Task Order to Support Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Terri Walker-Spoonhour Quoted

Alion Science and Technology has received a potential five-year, $64 million task order under the  Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle to perform for the C-5M Super Galaxy Reliability, Integrity, Maintainability, and Engineering for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/WLS. 

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Air Force Conducts Information Warfare Exercises; Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force has conducted its first information warfare-focused exercises to test the concept at a new range in the New Mexico desert. The Air Combat Command has performed ten proof of concept exercises intending to consolidate and operationalize all the capabilities to provide Air Force and joint commanders integrated information warfare packages.

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SEACORP Secures Naval Undersea Warfare Center Contract; VP Jason Vetovis Quoted

Naval Undersea

SEACORP of Middletown announced in April that it was awarded a potential $12.9 million five-year contract by the Undersea Warfare Platforms and Payload Integration Department (Code 45) of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. The contract requires SEACORP to support Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) payload integration by providing engineering services supporting the Shock and Fire Enclosure Capsule (SAFECAP) system.

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U.S. Army Refocusing Electronic Warfare Capabilities to Indo-Pacific Region; Col. Daniel Holland Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army announced that the service branch is seeking ways to optimize forthcoming electronic warfare equipment to operate in the Indo-Pacific theater against maritime targets. Until recently, the Army’s research on electromagnetic spectrum-related capabilities has focused on countering Russia's threat in Europe. However, some prototype equipment has reached units operating in the Pacific theater. 

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DOD Deputy CIO Frederick Moorefield Highlights Need U.S. to Join International Spectrum Policies Development

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, deputy chief information officer (CIO) of the Department of Defense (DOD), said Chinese, Russian and other near-peer countries' push for the development of electromagnetic warfare capabilities is one of the principal reasons why the U.S. should renew its engagement with the development of international law regarding telecommunications standards.

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Gen. James McConville on Army’s Need for New Talent Management System

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville discussed the service’s plan to shift to a new talent management system that could help meet the demand for warfighters who are skilled in coding, data management and artificial intelligence. The plan comes as the Army intends to form two multidomain task forces in the Pacific and another unit in Europe. 

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USSPACECOM’s Lt. Gen. John Shaw: JADC2 Must Also Cover Space Domain Integration

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), said that it is crucial that Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) integration efforts also cover space operations. “In its most basic essence, JADC2 is about making sure that all operations and all domains can rapidly share information with one another; be part of some sort of common picture,” said Shaw.

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Gen. Richard Clarke: USSOCOM Eyeing AI-Based Data Processing, Encryption Concepts to Modernize Operations

Gen. Richard Clarke

Gen. Richard Clarke, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said the command is looking into encryption and electronic warfare techniques to advance military communications operations. Clarke said at a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee that he “personally changed “ the command’s priorities and restructured its funding operations to modernize encryption-related concepts.

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Army Futures Command Tests Electronic Warfare Tech for Cyber Quest 2021; Maj. Gen. Neil Hersey Quoted

Electronic Warfare

The U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) has concluded a 13-day exercise to assess the capacity of 15 technologies for applications such as offensive cyber, electronic warfare and tactical electromagnetic-spectrum operations. Cyber Quest 2021 saw assessments of the latest cyber technologies such as an Accenture-developed pattern recognition concept for manipulating digital signatures.

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