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4. Deny/degrade the ground-controlled
intercept radar picture, forcing Red
Air into autonomous operation;
a. Deny/degrade/disrupt Red Flight
Lead interflight communications,
isolating Red Wingmen from Red
Flight Lead;
5. Isolate decision makers from weapons controllers, and vice versa;
6. Force an IADS into as nearly autonomous as possible air defense "cells";
7. Attack non-organic Target Acquisition and Battle Management radar
to isolate them from SAM operators,
degrading decentralized execution;
8. Exploit isolated air defense cells
by geo-locating cooperative threat
emitters;
9. Suppress threat emitters with lethal
and non-lethal electronic attack;
and
10. Employ our Blue Kill Chain faster
than Red's Kill Chain - make decisions faster and our kill chain
shorter!
We accomplish the above with a combination of offensive and defensive EA,
as well as stand-off and stand-in. By

employing EA as layered offense and defense, stand-off and stand-in, we attack
the threat decision makers from multiple axes, combining the strengths of
each asset and mitigating the inherent
weaknesses of each.
A tactical aviator should never
(have to) think about the monetary
cost involved in effective mission execution. However, these are trying
fiscal times. We must break from the
reflex that when a tactician asks for
several capabilities to achieve multiple
effects, it does not equate to increased
cost. As an analogy, we cannot forget
the lessons we learned as newly qualified package leads or the lessons we instill in our Weapons School graduates:
know when 60-80 percent of the plan is
good enough, and step to the jet knowing 20-40 percent will change while
airborne anyway. We must not demand
of our military industrial complex that
they provide a 100 percent solution; we
must not delay our capabilities against
the threat for a perfect product.
From an historical perspective, when
our goal was to militarily outspend the

USSR by forcing them to keep up, and
economically bleeding them dry, we succeeded. We cannot afford (literally and
figuratively) to fall for our own trick by
other global competitors today. A robust IADS is the context, but we are still
fighting human decision makers. It matters far less how sophisticated a threat
missile system is if the decision maker
employing the kill chain is slowed
down, saturated and overwhelmed...
even confused!
Better to think about cheaply saturating the ability of IADS decision
makers repeatedly, than a massively expensive single-solution upon which our
entire development and procurement
process is based. I am being simplistic
...to fight an IADS while running out
of cash we should focus on many cheap
solutions, not fewer expensive ones.
An IADS will eventually be able to defeat the few expensive solutions in the
unending cat-and-mouse game of IADS
development and IADS suppression. But
multiple cheap solutions allow multiaxis attacks with inherent flexibility
and variability.

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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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