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Communications
The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2016

place, appears to have slipped significantly in the hierarchy of concerns - a
major problem considering the needs of
covert, special-operations-forces missions as well as what are expected to be
increasingly challenging Area Access/
Area Denial (A2/AD) operating environments across the board.
On the other hand, complete radio
silence has long ceased to be a practical option for military operations.
Rather, the successful conduct of modern warfare by modern forces, requires
communication, and lots of it. This is a
central point made in a December 2015
report from the Center for Strategic and
Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), "Winning the Airwaves - Regaining America's Dominance in the Electromagnetic
Spectrum." The report identifies the
need for a greater focus on "low-to-no
power" EMS warfare, taking advantage
of "enhanced emissions control and
low-power countermeasures to avoid
detection while operating inside enemy
anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) zones."
Among the recommendations made in
the report, it states that, "To operate
effectively in A2/AD environments, DoD
should field EMS warfare systems (that
are) agile: able to maneuver in power,
frequency, space, and time to remain
undetected, target enemy networks,
and avoid enemy countermeasures....
Sensor and communication networks
will need to operate passively or use
Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection (LPI/LPD) technologies ... with capabilities to control
beam width and direction, radiated
power, and signal frequency as well as
new technologies such as lasers and
light-emitting diodes."

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Nothing to See (Or Hear) Here – Concealing Tactical Communications
Technology Survey: Manpack COMINT and DF Systems
The Heat is On
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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