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Resilient and Ready:

NATO JEWCS in Tra

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By Richard Scott

The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2018

32

Established in July 2006 through the
consolidation of a number of NATO EW
training and support elements, principally the Multi-Service Electronic Warfare Support Group (MEWSG), the NATO
Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff
(JEWCS) is a multinational organization
resident at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset,
United Kingdom.
Reflecting its MEWSG origins, JEWCS
is best known for providing "adversary"
EW support to training and exercises.
However, the full portfolio is in fact
somewhat broader, points out JEWCS
Director CDR Chris Dobson (USN). "We
are tasked to provide support to current
and future NATO operations; to provide
a hostile EW environment for tactical
and operational level training; to manage, maintain and support the NATO
Emitter Database (NEDB); the provision
of the Allied Command Operations' (ACO)
core EW staff function and subject matter expertise; and the provision of support across all of NATO for the delivery
of NATO EW policy, doctrine, concepts
and experimentation.
"At the policy and doctrine level,
JEWCS provides support to the NEDB
Advisory Group and NATO EW Working
Group, both of which report into the
NATO EW Advisory Committee. Additionally, JEWCS remains committed to
providing regular lecture support to the
EW courses at the NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, and subject matter
expertise for NATO science and technology organizations."

RESTART
For Dobson, leadership of NATO JEWCS marks the culmination of a 23-year
naval career, much of it in and around
EW. An EA-6B Prowler Electronic Coun-

termeasures Officer for 11 years, including fleet tours with VAQ-132 and
VAQ-136, and instructor duty with VAQ129, his last seagoing appointment was
as combat direction officer on board the
carrier USS John C. Stennis.
Dobson's time at the helm of JEWCS -
he assumed command at the end of 2015,
having joined as deputy director in March
2014 - has coincided with the organization's emergence from a period of turbulence and change. This flux can be traced
back to NATO's 2010 decision to eliminate

make a voluntary decision on whether
to contribute funding and manpower
into the organization.
The North Atlantic Council in 2012
approved MC 486/1, providing for the
re-alignment of the core staff as an
MOU entity outside of NCS. The MOU
itself was signed, with caveats, in late
August 2013 by ACO, Allied Command
Transformation and nine individual nations: France, Germany, Greece, Italy,
the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the
United Kingdom, and the United States.

The main part of the NATO JEWCS inventory on show (the two truck-mounted NEWVAN assets
have since been retired). The aircraft displayed here is a Cobham-operated Falcon 20.
NATO JEWCS

JEWCS from the NATO Command Structure
(NCS) as a cost-cutting measure.
Instead, an alternative "customerfunded" operating model evolved,
under which JEWCS is funded by individual nations via a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) arrangement,
supported by personnel from NATO nations, and maintains robust command
and control arrangements with Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
(SHAPE). In essence, this meant that
individual alliance nations were left to

NATO common funding was formally
terminated at the end of September that
year. This was followed on October 1,
2013, by the activation of JEWCS as a
non-profit making MOU organization,
with funding shared across the nine
signature nations. Under this arrangement, the contributing partners receive
JEWCS services at no additional cost,
whereas NATO and other third parties
(such as non-MOU members or Partnership for Peace nations) must pay for the
provision of services.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
World Report - Russia Developing More Sophisticated Approach to EW
The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
Resilient and Ready: NATO JEWCS in Transition
EW 101
2018 AOC Industry & Institute/ University Member Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - March 2018 - intro
JED - March 2018 - cover1
JED - March 2018 - cover2
JED - March 2018 - 3
JED - March 2018 - 4
JED - March 2018 - 5
JED - March 2018 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2018 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - From the President
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JED - March 2018 - The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
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JED - March 2018 - The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
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JED - March 2018 - A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
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