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The award was protested (see related
article in the “Monitor” section of this
month’s JED), and the Army was re-evaluating the final bidders when JED went
to press. The Army plans to field the
first “capability drop” in 2015, and then
“we’re treating it like an IT box where
we’re going to have capability drops every year,” said Ryan.
EWPMT’s first application will be the
management of the many CREW and
other quick reaction capabilities (QRCs)
deployed to combat theaters. Brigade

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EWOs will have to wait several more
years before they get their hands on
new IEWS hardware, called Multi Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW), the
most ambitious and tech-intensive pillar of IEWS.
If it succeeds, MFEW will close the
Army’s most glaring EW gap: the ability
to provide responsive, persistent, targeted EA against a wide target set that
includes IEDs, voice communications,
C2, satellite navigation systems, etc.
Joint airborne assets have brought in-

credible capability to bear, said Ekvall,
but fundamentally “they were designed
to blank out large swaths of land. They
were going in deep, they were going
in early and they were going in to set
conditions long before the ground maneuver force got on the ground.” As low
density/high demand assets, they are
also expensive to operate and not always
available to the brigade commander.
Under MFEW, the Army plans to field
tailored, cost-effective, organic EA specifically to support the BCT mission. In
a significant shift from simply fielding CREW jammers to defend against
RCIEDs, MFEW will be offensively oriented against the range of possible threats
and targets in a BCT AOR, said Ryan.
“We’re looking at military command and
control, civilian wireless systems, cellular, data links and even PNT [position,
navigation and timing] GPS receivers.”

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According to Hisle, the Army’s EW
advocates have identified six desired
MFEW variants: aerial large (e.g.,
mounted on a Gray Eagle UAV) for the
division; aerial small (e.g., Shadow
UAV) for the BCT; ground large (on a
large combat vehicle), ground small
(on a small wheeled vehicle); a dismounted capability; and a fixed-site
capability (the Army has 18 fixed-site
QRC systems operating in Afghanistan:
the CONEX-based Ground Auto Targeting Observation/Reactive Jammer, or
GATOR, uses a 107-ft. mast, some directional antennas and black boxes
supplied by Boeing’s DRT).
Hisle recently briefed the results
of a year-long analysis of alternatives
(AoA) study to HQDA, which supported


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
World Report
Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
US Army Electronic Warfare in the Post- Global War on Terrorism World
RF Decoys for Fighter Aircraft
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention Guide
AOC 2013 Award Winners
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2013 - 11
JED - October 2013 - From the President
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JED - October 2013 - Letters
JED - October 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2013 - Washington Report
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JED - October 2013 - Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
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JED - October 2013 - World Report
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JED - October 2013 - Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
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