May 2014 * Volume 37, Issue 5 The Journal of Electronic Defense | May 2014 4 News Ground-Based COMINT Solutions The Monitor 15 Navy/Air Force Send Mixed Signals on FY2015 EW/Fourth-Gen Aircraft Funding Washington Report 22 DOD/Services Brief Science & Technology Budget Strategies to HASC World Report 24 Miysis DIRCM Demonstrated in NATO Embow Trial Features European Helicopter EW 28 Luca Peruzzi Squeezed between austere budget and operational lessons from the past decade, Europe continues to invest - although perhaps at a slower pace - in helicopter EW. Advanced ASE and ESM Already on Some US Helicopters 39 John Haystead Some US helicopter users are successfully pursuing integrated ASE and ESM outside of the mainstream programs. 44 Tom Withington and John Haystead COMINT technology for ground forces is keeping pace with modern signal environments. Fighting the Kill Chain: Concepts and Methods of Electronic Attack 50 Maj. Jeff "Seed" Kassebaum, USAF The modern electronic attack mission means attacking the IADS at every part of the kill chain from "find" to "engage." Departments 6 8 10 12 25 60 62 65 66 The View From Here Conferences Calendar Courses Calendar From the President Interview EW 101 AOC News Index of Advertisers JED Quick Look Cover photo courtesy of AgustaWestland.