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Air Force Forms Group to Develop Comprehensive EW Strategy

The U.S. Air Force has created a cross-functional team that will be tasked to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the service branch to manage electronic warfare operations across the electromagnetic spectrum. Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke — director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration at the Air Force — will lead the enterprise …

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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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IN THE NEWS: William G. Conley, Deputy Director of Electronic Warfare, Discusses Future Advancements in EW

Convergence and divergence–from the lab to the battlefield, the automation of testing and development systems is dramatically improving the long-sighted vision of where and how modern warfare is conducted. The convergence of electronic warfare and cyber capabilities present a bevy of opportunities across multiple spectra, namely the electromagnetic spectrum. Are …

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Australia Unveils Defense Investment Priorities for 2018

Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, has unveiled the country’s investment priorities under an innovation program that supports technology development efforts in the defense sector. The Australian defense department said Wednesday the country invested $1.3 billion in defense industry and innovation projects over the next decade, which includes $507.6 million …

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Report: Gen. Mark Milley Orders Army to Review EW Capability Gap

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has directed the U.S. Army to study gaps in the military branch’s electronic warfare capacity, Breaking Defense reported Monday. The review commenced in April and explores active measures to detect, deceive and disrupt adversaries’ radio and radar platforms. Col. Mark Dotson, EW capability manager …

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James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs, Defense News reported. Mattis told reporters Monday that a stopgap funding measure “creates unpredictability” and hampers DoD’s capacity to address new threats. “We cannot start new …

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