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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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Dunford Marks Military Tech Investment a Priority for US Dominance

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon should continue investting in new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, quantum computing and directed energy weapons, to retain U.S. dominance across all domains, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Dunford said that the U.S. is in a great power competition with Russia and China, which both are investing in weapons to undermine the ability to project power and operate across domains.

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USAF Releases Results of Electromagnetic Warfare CFT Effort

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

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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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.

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CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Complex Wargames to Explore Cyber, Information Warfare

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wants the U.S. Navy to expand wargames to include cyber and information warfare tactics to deter the rapidly changing capabilities of adversaries in the battlefield, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The call comes during the growing efforts of other service branches to incorporate multi-domain operations into their wargaming.

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