Tag Archives: EW

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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Army to Deploy Support Units for Planned Stryker-Mounted Electronic Warfare System

Stryker Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Army plans to establish electronic warfare groups for brigade combat teams that will be responsible for a proposed integrated electronic-attack system designed for the service branch’s Stryker fighting vehicles. Col. Daniel Holland, capabilities manager for electronic warfare at the Army, told the publication that the service plans to deploy a SIGINT network support teams and electronic warfare platoons that will handle TLS-BCT.

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Col. William Young: Air Force’s Spectrum Warfare Unit to Focus on Software-Defined Tech

Col. William Young

Col. William Young, incoming commander of the U.S. Air Force's 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, has said the new component will focus on expanding the use of software-defined technologies for electronic warfare applications. The electromagnetic spectrum warfare wing is slated to go live in March under the Air Force Warfare Center’s oversight.

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Mercury Systems, Tortuga Logic Announce Partnership to Support DARPA GAPS Program; Scott Orton, Jason Oberg Quoted

Mercury Systems has partnered with Tortuga Logic, a cybersecurity company specializing in hardware security, to provide secure processing subsystems for The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security (GAPS) program, Tortuga announced on Wednesday

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Alan Shaffer: DoD Adopts Mid-Tier Approach to Develop Smaller EW Systems

Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the Pentagon is employing a middle-tier procurement approach for systems that can undergo rapid development, C4ISRNet reported Monday. He talked about the importance of low-cost systems in electronic warfare and the Department of Defense's efforts to rapidly prototype these technologies.

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Army Acts to Bolster PNT, EW Capabilities

The U.S. Army is working to boost the capacity of its ground-based precision navigation and timing technologies to address spoofing threats, or when signals are disrupted to produce inaccurate information. The service branch said Thursday that its current PNT technologies are still prone to spoofing issues caused by various factors such as weather, terrain or near-peer adversaries.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Needs to Strengthen Information Warfare, Cyber Capabilities

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the White House’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense should improve its information warfare, cyber and electronic warfare capabilities to counter threats posed by Russia, China and other competitors, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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