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Wayne Shaw
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ere in the US, it's almost Thanksgiving. Let us non-deployed Old Crows
say an extra prayer for those deployed in harm's way while we enjoy
the pleasures of hearth and home.
As I think of our deployed service men and women, I recall going
on patrol in Baghdad in 2006 - the land of the radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED). Like many US Army vehicles there, the
Stryker had two Counter RCIED EW (CREW) antennas mounted on it. They had been
added after manufacture along with slat armor (to thwart RPGs) and camouflage
netting around the gunner's station (to thwart snipers). For the CREW gear, there
was a control panel with a simple on/off switch and a red-guarded zeroize switch.
It was essentially a "strap on" self-protection jamming "pod" for a vehicle with no
integration into the larger fight in the EMS.
Thankfully, the unsung heroes of Joint CREW Composite Squadron-One (JCCS-1),
tracked the RCIED threats and worked with more unsung heroes back in the US to
develop, test and field the best possible "loadset" - which had been loaded into my
Stryker's CREW by a US Navy or US Air Force EWO serving in JCCS-1. My Airman and
I were exposed from the waist up as "Air Guards;" all we had immediately available
were our M-4 rifles, and the power of electronic attack from those CREW antennas
- yeah baby! I am quite thankful for that CREW gear - which would have been just
ballast without the efforts of JCCS-1, the JIEDDO folks, and test range folks. I think
all involved back then would agree, a more integrated approach before the shooting
started would have been better.
Hope springs eternal. Contracts have been let for the first increment of the US
Army's Integrated EW System (IEWS). In the future, the CREW component will be
integrated from the chassis up and there'll be no "strap on EW." With approximately
10,000 emitters per US Army Division, not only will the deconfliction function of
the EW Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) need to work really well, but IEWS
will need to feed into the joint electromagnetic battle management construct that
US Strategic Command's Joint EW Center has been developing. This is about more
than "SPJ for tanks" after all! This will allow the Joint Force Commander to execute
a more integrated EMS control strategy for the entire joint force at the operational
level: no more tactical-level decisions about whether to "talk or jam" and no more
EM fratricide between platforms within the EMS domain.
These advances in EW should allow EM spectrum warriors to help shorten the
next conflict and get all our service women and men home sooner. May all of us
Crows work towards shorter conflicts through more integrated and synchronized
EMS control and be thankful to have such important and noble work to do. - Wayne
L. Shaw III. Lt Colonel, USAF (ret)

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Northeastern: Charles Benway
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Mid-Atlantic: Douglas "Chopper" Lamb
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International II: Jeff Walsh
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JED - November 2013

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
What’s New in Naval ESM
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2013 - cover1
JED - November 2013 - cover2
JED - November 2013 - 3
JED - November 2013 - 4
JED - November 2013 - 5
JED - November 2013 - The View From Here
JED - November 2013 - 7
JED - November 2013 - Conferences Calendar
JED - November 2013 - 9
JED - November 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2013 - 11
JED - November 2013 - From the President
JED - November 2013 - 13
JED - November 2013 - 14
JED - November 2013 - The Monitor
JED - November 2013 - 16
JED - November 2013 - 17
JED - November 2013 - 18
JED - November 2013 - 19
JED - November 2013 - 20
JED - November 2013 - 21
JED - November 2013 - World Report
JED - November 2013 - 23
JED - November 2013 - What’s New in Naval ESM
JED - November 2013 - 25
JED - November 2013 - 26
JED - November 2013 - 27
JED - November 2013 - 28
JED - November 2013 - 29
JED - November 2013 - 30
JED - November 2013 - Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
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JED - November 2013 - EW 101
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JED - November 2013 - AOC News
JED - November 2013 - 48
JED - November 2013 - Index of Advertisers
JED - November 2013 - JED Quick Look
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