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Topic: Electronic warfare

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Electronic Warfare Electronic attack, which refers to the use of electromagnetic energy, directed energy, or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability. Electronic protection, which refers to passive and active means taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy employment of electronic warfare that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability. Electronic warfare support, which involves actions tasked by, or under direct control of, an operational commander to search for, intercept, identify, and locate or localize sources of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of threat recognition, targeting, planning and conduct of future operations. usacac.army.mil /CAC/functions/electronic.asp (275 words) Marine Corps Electronic Warfare--A Combat Power Multiplier The importance of electronic warfare was particularly demonstrated at the battle of Gazala-Bir Hacheim (Tobruk), June, 1942. That division of electronic warfare involving actions taken under the direct control of an operational commander to search for, intercept, and identify/ locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition. That division of electronic warfare involving actions taken to ensure friendly effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum despite the enemy's use of electronic warfare. www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1990/RSC.htm (3507 words) Electronic warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An older term for EA is Electronic countermeasures (ECM). Older terms for EP are Electronic protective measures (EPM) and Electronic Counter Counter Measures (ECCM).

Older term for ES is Electronic warfare support measures (ESM). en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electronic_warfare (339 words) China: Troops Being Trained For Electronic Warfare [Free Republic] (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Electronic information warfare is a linchpin of modern war, and electronic information equipment has always been a priority in the development of modern arsenals. Currently, the Chinese PLA ground force are quite capable of conducting electronic reconnaissance and jamming; the navy's combat ships are also quite capable of jamming and counter-jamming; and the air force's equipment for electronic warfare has become increasing integrated. Planes for electronic operations have demonstrated their prowess in the sky many times and they are quite capable of creating electronic jamming and collecting intelligence in the air. www.freerepublic.com /forum/a37b6a8fc1a3c.htm (859 words) Electronic Warfare... When it is completed later this year, it should provide the most definitive statement since the Cold War of what role electronic warfare will play in future combat, and what part the Navy will play in carrying out that role. For example, the "airborne electronic attack" mission area consists of three activities: (1) the nonlethal suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD); (2) the lethal suppression of enemy air defenses; and (3) self-protection. The experience of recent years proves that electronic warfare in general, and support jamming in particular, will remain crucial to success in future air campaigns. www.navyleague.org /seapower_mag/march2001/electronic_warfare.htm (1888 words) Electronic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Electronics, devices or parts of devices using electrical signals Relating to the electromagnetic spectrum, as in electronic warfare This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electronic (111 words) USAF Linked To Electronic Warfare Attack In Tennessee From the known profile of electronic weaponry, the electronic attack upon WJKM appears to have been caused by a tactical electromagnetic weapon, emitting a directed electromagnetic plasma, beam, pulse, etc. at the target. Electronic weapons with this capability are known, and can be land mounted in a

facility like the former power plant, mounted in portable facilities like vans, trucks, helicopters or airplanes. One purpose of such test could be to evaluate the physical impact of electronic warfare on U.S. domestic radio installations, a well as the impact of intimidating the local community, as well as the U.S. media reporting of such attacks. www.rense.com /general45/lnkes.htm (1437 words) The Future of Airborne Electronic Warfare Electronic warfare (EW) has been important ever since military forces first began using radios and radar. Airborne electronic warfare has emerged from a period of neglect to take center stage as a key U.S. warfighting skill. The January announcement by four congressmen that they had formed an "Electronic Warfare Working Group" in the U.S. House of Representatives underscores the fact that the Pentagon's next steps in airborne EW will be closely watched by friends and foes alike. www.navyleague.org /seapower/future_of_airborne_electronic_warfare.htm (2146 words) Computer Viruses in EW (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) This has created a new form of electronic warfare consisting in the electronic insertion of computer virus microcode into a victim electronic system through direct or indirect mechanisms. The field of Electronic Warfare has evolved to develop techniques, technologies, and systems to deny an adversary the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and to protect our uses. Electronic countermeasures are effective only as long as it can overcome the ECCM of the receiver. iw.windermeregroup.com /Papers/virus_ew.html (5052 words) Electronic Warfare and EWSs Called Electronic Warfare, the ability to impair an attacker's targeting computer, while simultaneously countering the attackers's ability to impair your targeting computer, is very important in modern combat, and this is true on land, sea, air, and in space. The largest users of electronic warfare are space ships, ocean ships, military installations, and very large robots and fighters. Electronic Warfare functions in two ways: to lessen an attacker's chance to strike a target and to negate a defender's ability to impair an attackers chance to hit. homepage.mac.com /cheethorne/Palladium/electronicwarfare.htm (2097 words)

IV.K. Electronic Warfare/Directed Energy Weapons. Electronic Warfare includes any military action involving the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum or attack an enemy. Electronic warfare and directed warfare are leading technologies for solving Army problems in scenarios where non-lethal (i.e., no permanent injury) or less than lethal (i.e., could suffer serious injury) force is required. Through electronic attack strategies demonstrated with prototype hardware and software, these digital communications signals will be disrupted, denied, and/or modified to render the communications system ineffective and unreliable to the threat command and control function. www.fas.org /man/dod-101/army/docs/astmp/c4/P4K.htm (1354 words) Chapter IV K. Electronic Warfare/Directed Energy Weapons Electronic warfare (EW) includes any military action involving the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum or attack an enemy. Electronic support (ES)Actions taken by, or under direct control of, an operational commander to search for, intercept, identify, and locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for immediate threat recognition in support of EW operations and other tactical actions such as threat avoidance, homing, and targeting. Electronic protectionactions taken to protect personnel, facilities, or equipment for any effects of friendly or enemy employment of electronic warfare that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability. www.fas.org /man/dod-101/army/docs/astmp98/sec4k.htm (1724 words) Missile Guidance Home (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Electronic Warfare is divided into two major categories: Passive and Active. Passive: passive electronic warfare occurs when we are listening to the broadcasts of the enemy. Electronic Counter Measures: These are used to defeat (counter) the enemies attempts to use electronics to defeat our use of electronics. www.cameron.edu /~richardb/T_Missile.html (464 words) Airborne Electronic Warfare - Necessary for survival Electronic warfare support includes the reception and analysis of adversary radar and radio communications to develop an awareness of the defences and their operating patterns and procedures so that attack or deception concepts can be planned and successfully implemented. While not an official element of electronic warfare, the suppression of enemy air

defences (SEAD) is also a critical factor of air combat mission success, especially in a medium/high threat environment. This had been due to a focus on electronic warfare, defence suppression, night operations, improved aircraft and weapons and the use of medium-altitude tactics, which have minimised the AAA and shoulder-fired SAM threat. www.idexnews.com /Articles/airborneelectronicwarfare.htm (444 words) C4ISRJournal.com - Revolutionizing Electronic Warfare The report to Congress launched a classified study of electronic warfare improvements, which in 2001 identified the JSF and its cousin, the F/A-22 Raptor, as EW candidates. Marine officials say they wont talk about their specific electronic warfare needs until their study is finished. The service has relied on Prowlers for traditional jamming along with electronic deception a subtler form of EW that involves mimicking, redirecting or slightly altering an adversarys signals to confuse his weapons and distort his view of the battle zone. www.isrjournal.com /story.php?F=1052264 (1028 words) [No title] This solicitation specifically addresses the program area Electronic Warfare (EW) S&T. The Electronic Warfare technology area is broad in scope, encompassing a wide range of scientific disciplines physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, and materials science. Electronic Warfare is highly specialized, and is focused on developing countermeasures to high technology weapons systems that are now proliferating throughout the world. He must be an expert in technical areas that support Electronic Warfare S&T described previously in the background section. www.onr.navy.mil /02/matoc/onr/docs/pa1/pa1_009.doc (1890 words) Electronic Warfare Directorate (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The Electronic Warfare Directorate is the Air Force focal point for electronic warfare (EW) test and evaluation. Personnel plan, provide for and conduct tests of electronic warfare systems and equipment then analyze, evaluate and report the results of those tests. The Electronic Warfare Directorate has full electronic warfare test and evaluation capabilities to meet mission-specific requirements. www.edwards.af.mil /capabilities/docs_html/ewdir.html (217 words) MI - Electronic Warfare

Electronic Warfare: From the Battle of Tsushima to the Falklands. Herman, IandNS 7.2, takes issue with the author's conflating of "electronic warfare" and "electronics in war" and his inclusion of sonar in his subject. David Gust, the Army's program executive officer for intelligence and electronic warfare, "[t]he ability to hack into enemy computers from aircraft and unmanned air vehicles may be a new U.S. Army weapon in less than five years." intellit.muskingum.edu /milintel_folder/mielectronic.html (415 words) NATO Handbook: NATO Electronic Warfare Advisory Committee (NEWAC) (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The NATO Electronic Warfare Advisory Committee was established in 1966 to support the Military Committee, the NATO Strategic Commanders and the nations by acting as a joint, multinational body to promote an effective NATO Electronic Warfare (EW) capability. Electronic warfare capabilities are a key factor in the protection of military forces and in monitoring compliance with international agreements and are essential for peacekeeping and other tasks undertaken by the Alliance. There are a number of subordinate groups dealing with electronic warfare data base support, training and doctrine. www.nato.int /docu/handbook/2001/hb140901.htm (210 words) GLOSSARY S The ground elements consist of a transmitter and a receiver which may be combined into a single transceiver, an antenna, power supplies and appropriate packaging and transport in the case of mobile units. These electrons create a strong current in the air that induces a return current through the ground, local currents within military hardware, and magnetic fields. SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE (SEW) - The surveillance, neutralization or destruction of enemy targets and the enhancement of friendly force battle management through the integrated employment and exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum and the medium of space. www.sew-lexicon.com /gloss_s.htm (11315 words) Amazon.com: Fundamentals of Electronic Warfare (Artech House Radar Library): Books: Sergei A. Vakin,Lev N. ... (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Electronic Warfare in the Information Age by D. Includes coverage of targets of electronic warfare, electronic warfare effectiveness criteria, mathematical models of signals, systems and techniques for electronics jamming, and other major topics. "In the dynamics of electronic warfare (EW), objects and methods of operation are by and large determined by the specific conditions of the electronic

environment and the nature of the problems being solved." Read the first page www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580530524?v=glance (834 words) DirecTV zaps hackers Electronic warfare tactics wipe out thousands of hacked smart cards. According to sources in the TV piracy underground, the counterstrike was the capstone to four years of electronic warfare over the H card. Smart cards are used for a variety of applications, including electronic customer identification for wireless GSM phones in Europe, and as new credit card offerings from Visa and American Express. www.securityfocus.com /news/143 (970 words) Chinese Defence Today - Y-8 EW/ELINT Aircraft (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The PLA Air Force was known to be have been using the Y-8 for special electronic warfare (EW) missions including electronic intelligence (ELINT) and offensive electronic countermeasures (ECM) in the past, but little was known about these programme until an electronic warfare variant Y-8 was first spotted in operation in Summer 2004. There has been rumour suggesting that some of the mission equipment may come from the U.S. Navy EP-3 ELINT aircraft, which made an emergency landing in Hainan Island in April 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter, but this cannot be confirmed. The PLA may well be capable of developing its own indigenous EW/ELINT system as a result of the countrys booming electronic and telecommunications industry. www.sinodefence.com /airforce/specialaircraft/y8ew.asp (190 words)