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the view f rom he re REVERSING ATROPHY? O The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2016 6 ver the past year or so, many DOD leaders have discussed the need to re-energize the Department's electronic warfare (EW) enterprise. For decades, EW has been under-resourced in terms of personnel and skills, leadership, organization, training and program funding, and it needs a huge boost across the board. One of the most obvious examples of EW atrophy can be seen in the US Air Force. Since the end of the Cold War, its EW knowledge base has diminished through a combination of shrinking EWO ranks and a watered down Combat Systems Officer (CSO) syllabus. At the same time, the Air Force allowed an EW knowledge gap to develop at the staff level, which has been problematic for developing EW requirements, resourcing EW programs, emphasizing EW training, etc. These problems are not unique to the Air Force - all the Services lost focus on EW after the end of the Cold War, but most of them have at least started to reverse that trend in recent years. The Air Force, however, has been the slowest to embrace a new EMS-based operating concept. The Navy has developed its Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) concept, the Army is pursuing its CyberElectromagnetic Activity (CEMA) concept, and the Marine Corps has its Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) EW concept. Yet the Air Force, whose mission is to "fly, fight and air, space, and cyberspace" has not articulated its concept for operating in the EM Domain. So, how does the Air Force improve its EW game? In some ways, it is on the right track with acquisition of the F-35 and the B-21 bomber, as well as funded EW upgrades to its F-15 and B-2 fleets. It is also making a strong push into High Energy Lasers (HELs) and High-Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) systems. On the training front, it is modernizing its EW ranges. While these are important materiel and training investments, much more needs to be done in the areas of doctrine and policy, personnel (educating more EW professionals), leadership (establishing flag rank EW positions to advocate for and lead EW initiatives) and organization (linking the Air Force's various EW offices and units into a more connected and coherent organization). In general, the Air Force needs to re-introduce EW back into its corporate DNA. From an Air Force mission perspective, the EM Domain connects "air, space and cyberspace." The Air Force must be able to operate in and control this new domain. These goals cannot be achieved without investing in people. The Air Force needs to grow its corps of EW professionals, empower its EW leaders and re-introduce EW thinking into the Air Force culture. These are not quick or easy changes to bring about. However, the Air Force has accomplished this in the past. It can certainly do it again. - J. Knowles The Journal of Electronic Defense MARCH 2016 * VOL. 39, NO. 3 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor: John Knowles Managing Editor: Elaine Richardson Senior Editor: John Haystead Technical Editor: Ollie Holt Editorial Assistant: Brittany Bowen Contributing Writers: Dave Adamy, Luca Peruzzi, Doug Richardson, Richard Scott, Martin Streetly Marketing & Research Coordinator: Kent Agramonte Proofreader: Shauna Keedian Sales Administration: Candice Blair EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mr. Petter Bedoire Vice President and Head of M&S and EW Systems, Electronic Defence Systems, Saab Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo Vice President, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton Mr. Edgar Maimon General Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Mr. Jeffrey Palombo Senior VP and GM, Land and Self-Protection Systems Division, Electronic Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp. Mr. Steve Roberts Vice President, Strategy, Selex Galileo Mr. Travis Slocumb VP, Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Gp Capt P.J. Wallace Assistant Head Targeting, Military Strategic Effects, UK MOD Mr. Brian Walters Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Combat Solutions, BAE Systems Electronic Systems Dr. Jim Wickes Senior Principal, Survivability, Defence Science and Technology Lab (dstl), UK MOD Dr. Rich Wittstruck Associate Director, Field-Based Experimentation and Integration, CERDEC, US Army PRODUCTION STAFF Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Elaine Connell Contact the Editor: (978) 509-1450, Contact the Sales Manager: (800) 369-6220 or Subscription Information: Please contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 or e-mail The Journal of Electronic Defense is published for the AOC by 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: (800) 369-6220 * Fax: (352) 331-3525 ©2016 Association of Old Crows/Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. 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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Detecting Next-Generation Emitters
Technology Survey: TWTs and MPMs
SIGINT History
EW 101
AOC News
2016 AOC Industry Member Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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