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with offensive EA from supporting and
supported assets, the IADS is attacked
from multiple axes using multiple methods, which increases saturation and
slows the threat kill chain.

A THOUGHT SHIFT
How should we think about how to
use stand-off and stand-in? The debate
is not a parochial one to keep machines
from taking aircrew jobs. We cannot approach how we think about suppressing
an IADS by first identifying who will do

that job. We fail if we do not first consider what effects we want to achieve
on the threat's ability to use his IADS.
To achieve commander's intent and
support the strike package commander,
we must:
1. Mask and deceive blue force movements as much as possible;
2. Delay the IADS ability to build a
coherent air picture for as long as
possible;
3. Deny, degrade or delay information
flow through the IADS;

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the same general geographic area, could
recognize that multiple similar emitters
imply decoy employment, and make a
radio call to an EW Support asset for indepth analysis to help distinguish the
actual emitter from decoy emitters, resulting in refined targeting. Therefore,
we should use stand-in jamming against
threat capabilities where we do not expect significant deceptive tactics, and
task stand-off jamming against threats
that require a thinking, problem-solving human.
Last, let us expand on the concept
of stand-in jamming while challenging
the archaic idea that only supporting
assets employ offensive EA. After airto-air escort cleans up the air picture
and establishes air superiority, while
the strike train is inbound, air-to-air
assets pin down threat airfields. While
doing so they should further target the
component of the IADS feeding the air
fight: GCI radar. An air-to-air asset pinning down an airfield is optimally positioned to electronically attack a GCI
radar since it has the gas, line-of-sight
and a shorter range to provide an offensive effect on an IADS if it had the EA
capability to do so. By attacking the GCI
radar, the IADS is deprived of part of the
air picture and the likelihood of further
air-to-air engagements is decreased if
that asset has an EA capability designed
not for defense, but for offense. The airto-air asset need not jam as much of the
kill chain as a supporting EA asset, but
by contributing to the offensive EA fight
it will help the entire package by layering effects. The same concept goes for
a strike asset electronically attacking
non-organic TA and BM radar that feed
the SAMs the strike aircraft are fighting
through to get to the target area.
To compare effective radiated power,
from the inverse-square law above, if
an air-to-air asset were to use the same
transmit antennas - optimized for offense - as a supporting offensive EA asset, an air-to-air asset 20 nautical miles
from a GCI radar and with 1/9th the
power would have the same effective radiated power as a supporting offensive
EA asset 60 nautical miles away (three
times farther). This is an example of an
effective attack, not necessarily an efficient one. If the IADS has to contend

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview
European Helicopter EW
Advanced ASE And ESM Already On Some US Helicopters
Ground-Based COMINT Solutions
Fighting the Kill Chain: Concepts and Methods of Electronic Attack
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - May 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2014 - From the President
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